The Muslim Brotherhood had called for peaceful protests to follow afternoon prayers across Egypt and the atmosphere on the streets had been largely celebratory since President Morsi was forced out of office. However, as the day progressed, there were escalating Incidents of violence.
A military attack helicopter flies near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013.
Supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi carry an injured man during clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo, July 5, 2013.
Supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi clash in Cairo, July 5, 2013. Tens of thousands of Islamists streamed across a Nile River bridge toward Tahrir Square, threatening a showdown moments after the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood defiantly spoke before a cheering crowd of supporters, vowing to reinstate the ousted president and end military rule.
Islamist protesters, one holding a picture of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, hold up blood-stained hands after troops opened fire on a protest in front of the Republican Guard headquarters in Nasr City, Cairo, July 5, 2013