Newsweek correspondent Mike Giglio wants to make it clear he’s not taking sides in the ongoing clash between Morsi hardliners and anti-government protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square: he just feels slightly safer camped among the anti-Morsi crowd. The protesters seem happy to show off their weapons, but would shotgun fan Joe Biden approve of this rather sketchy looking handgun?

A BBC reporter was hit in the head with bird shot this morning, and this poor fellow was reportedly struck a bit lower.

Several people on the scene are reporting that the latest round of violence appears to be dying down.