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Egypt: “I Literally Felt a Bullet Pass Over my Shoulder”

Egyptian photojournalist Mosa'ab Elshamy was shot at, had a bullet fly over his shoulder, and had his equipment stolen as he ventured into Rabaa Al Adawiya, where a pro-Morsi sit-in was violently dispersed in Cairo, Egypt, today.

He tweets his experience in a series of tweets, which give us a sneak preview of what it was like at the evacuation of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-in in Nasr City this morning.

Getting to the Rabaa sit-in was the easy part:

There, he first dealt with teargas:

The horror he saw, he captured in a gallery of photographs, he shares on flickr. [Warning: Some pictures, particularly of the corpses in the morgue, are graphic]

ElShamy has a close brush with snipers:

But he remains put, clicking away, as the clashes intensify:

A bullet flies over his shoulder. He tweets:

With that, and the pellets of shotgun in his back, Elshamy decides to call it a day:

But that was not the end of it.

Don't miss out ElShamy's photographs from today's clashes on his flickr account here.

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