Cairo streets quiet as death toll rises to 464
According to the Egyptian health ministry, at least 464 people died after Egyptian security forces stormed two protest camps that support the cause of ousted Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
The death toll is increasing as citizens attend to the makeshift morgues that were set up across the city on Wednesday.
Wednesday was Egypt's bloodiest day since the 18 day long pro-democray uprising that removed Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the events were "deplorable", according to the BBC.
They were "a real blow to reconciliation efforts" he added, while EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also criticised the use of force.
Egyptians awoke to a frightening and uncertain future, the BBC's Bethany Bell reported from Cairo.