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In Pictures: Rage against video
Angry Muslims around the world storm US embassies and attack slapstick film considered offensive to Prophet Muhammad.
Friday ushered in a wave of protests across the Middle East and elsewhere after Muslim faithful gathered for prayers. Around 5,000 protesters stormed the embassies of the US, Britain and Germany, which was torched and badly damaged.
Published On 15 Sep 2012
15 Sep 2012
As authorities in Sudan struggled to prevent protesters from creating yet more mayhem, elsewhere, in Tunisia, anger was also raging. Demonstrators protest outside the US embassy, unseen, in Tunis, as police responded to protesters throwing stones with tear gas.
A group of demonstrators stormed the US embassy, making it past security forces who fired tear gas and warning shots to try repulse the crowd. A thick plume of black smoke was seen coming from the embassy building.
A Yemeni protester holds a banner praising the Prophet Mohammed as he walks past burning tyres at a crossroad leading to the US embassy, during a demonstration in Sanaa. Yemeni security forces fired warning shots, tear gas and water cannon to disperse people.
In Lebanon, protesters carry flags that read "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger" and chant slogans during a protest against a film they considered blasphemous to Islam and insulting to the Prophet Mohammad in a mosque in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.
Lebanese men ransack US fast food chains Hardee(***)s and KFC as they protest against the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims".
In Morocco, Salafist demonstrators tear down a US flag during a protest outside a mosque in the impoverished Rahma neighbourhood of Sale, the twin town of the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Protests in Egypt entered their fourth day. Egyptian protesters throw stones to the riot police during clashes near the US embassy in Cairo. Just a few young protesters pelt rocks randomly, with no response from police. The clashes subsided after Egypt(***)s Muslim Brotherhood withdrew calls for nationwide protests, saying they would instead participate in a "symbolic" demonstration.
Palestinians chant slogans during a protest after Friday prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem(***)s Old City. Clashes broke out between a part of the crowd and Israeli police as the demonstration moved out of the Old City, with security forces firing tear gas and stun grenades that injured at least five people.
Palestinian Hamas supporters burn US and Israeli flags plus an effigy of Morris Sadek, a Coptic American associated with the video, during a protest in Gaza City.
People shout slogans during a protest in Basra, Iraq. Thousands of Sunni and Shia demonstrators gathered in anger over the video.
Demonstrators in Qatar near the US embassy. The protest was reportedly called by Doha-based Egyptian Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. A mix of Qataris and foreigners, chanted slogans such as: "Obama, Obama, we are all Osama."
Iranian protesters hold anti-US posters as they demonstrate after Friday prayers. Thousands of people yelling "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" were rallying in central Tehran.
Turkish Muslim demonstrators shout slogans against the US during a protest after Friday prayers in Istanbul.
Afghans burn an effigy of US President Barack Obama in the Ghanikhel district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul. Protesters were angry about the video which depicts Muhammad as a fraud, a womaniser and a madman.
People shout slogans during a protest in Quetta, Pakistan. The Pakistani parliament passed a resolution the day prior condemning the anti-Islamic video that sparked outrage across the Muslim world, and urged the US to take appropriate action. Lawmakers expressed their anger hours after the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the video had hurt the people of Pakistan and Muslims across the world.
Bangladeshi Muslims burn flags of the US and Israel during a protest in Dhaka.
A Kashmiri Muslim shouts anti-US slogans during a demonstration against the controversial film in Srinagar. Video-sharing website YouTube blocked access in India to the video, which surfaced in the US.
Elsewhere in India, Muslims hold placards as they shout anti-US slogans during a demonstration in Amritsar, Punjab.
Demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Jakarta. More than 350 Muslim fundamentalists and their supporters staged demonstrations.