Protester killed in Egypt clashes

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Egyptian riot police beat a man, after stripping him, and before dragging him into a police van, during clashes next to the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president hurled stones and firebombs through the gates of his palace gates on Friday, clashing with security forces who fired tear gas and water cannons, as more than a week of political violence came to Mohammed Morsi's symbolic doorstep for the first time. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says one person has been shot to death in clashes between police and protesters in Cairo.

Mohammed Hussein Qurni, 23, died after being shot in the chest and forehead Friday, ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar said, according to the state news agency.

Omar said 53 people were injured in demonstrations that took place in seven locations around the country.

Around 60 people have been killed the past week in nationwide political violence engulfing Egypt.