51 Killed in New Egypt Violence

Military and Morsi supporters clash

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Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

A riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes between anti-Mursi protesters, and members of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi supporters, along a road at Ramsis square, which leads to Tahrir Square, at a celebration marking Egypt's 1973 war with Israel, in Cairo Oct. 6, 2013.

At least 51 people died in Egypt on Sunday during clashes between the military and supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Thirty of those deaths were in Cairo, the Associated Press reports.

Battles between security forces and civilians overtook the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities for hours on Sunday.

The clashes took place on a national holiday celebrating the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 war with Israel.