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Protesters run as police, unseen, open fire into (Credit: AP )

Protesters run as police, unseen, open fire into the air near the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (Sept. 13. 2012)

Protests and attacks against U.S. embassies

A wave of anger and outrage sparked by an obscure film spread to more Muslim countries as protesters gathered outside U.S. embassies in Africa and the Middle East.

Iraqis chant slogans during a protest in Basra,
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Iraqis chant slogans during a protest in Basra, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (Sept. 13, 2012)

Followers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in
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Followers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the frame at center, chant anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration expressing anger over a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Sept. 13, 2012)

Iranian police officers protect the Swiss Embassy in
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Iranian police officers protect the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents U.S. diplomatic interests in Iran, during a demonstration against a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. About 50 protesters gathered in Tehran outside the embassy shouting "Death to America'' and condemning the film. (Sept. 13, 2012)

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Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami chant
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Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami chant anti-U. S slogans during a demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan, expressing anger over a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (Sept. 13, 2012)

Yemeni protesters break a door of the U.S.
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Yemeni protesters break a door of the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, during a protest over a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad (Sept. 13, 2012)

Protesters run as police, unseen, open fire into
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Protesters run as police, unseen, open fire into the air near the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (Sept. 13. 2012)

An armed man stands near the U.S. Consulate,
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An armed man stands near the U.S. Consulate, in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others were killed Sept. 11 when armed men stormed the consulate during a protest over a film seen as offensive to Islam. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The scene after a deadly attack on the
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The scene after a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, originally thought to be a protest against a film deemed offensive to Islam, but now suspected to be an al-Qaida terrorist attack.

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