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Violence escalates in Arab and Muslim worlds over anti-Islam film

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A protester looks to the camera after sustaining injuries from a confrontation with riot police who fired tear gas at them outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa September 13, 2012. Demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and American warships headed to Libya after the U.S. ambassador there died in related violence earlier this week.

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Egyptian protesters assist an injured comrade during clashes with security forces, unseen, near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

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An Egyptian protester with covers his face during clashes with security forces, not shown, near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The protests are part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Khalil Hamra/AP

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Libyan followers of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades burn the U.S. flag during a protest in front of the Tibesti Hotel, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Around 150 members of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades chanted " Obama, Obama, we are all Osama."

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Egyptian protesters react from the tear gas during clashes near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for the third day in a row. Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi vowed to protect foreign embassies in Cairo, where police were using tear gas to disperse protesters at the U.S. mission.

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A protester walks away from a burning vehicle at the scene of clashes with police going on for a third straight day, Thursday in Cairo, Sept. 13, 2012. For all the harrowing images of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the American Embassy in Cairo coming under siege from protesters Tuesday, the Obama administration is grappling with the possibility that its far bigger long-term problem lies in Egypt, not Libya.

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An injured protestor is carried away from the scene of clashes with police going on for a third straight day, Thursday in Cairo, Sept. 13, 2012. For all the harrowing images of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the American Embassy in Cairo coming under siege from protesters Tuesday, the Obama administration is grappling with the possibility that its far bigger long-term problem lies in Egypt, not Libya.

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Protesters gesture to riot police during during clashes going on for a third straight day, Thursday in Cairo, Sept. 13, 2012. For all the harrowing images of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the American Embassy in Cairo coming under siege from protesters Tuesday, the Obama administration is grappling with the possibility that its far bigger long-term problem lies in Egypt, not Libya.

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A protester shouts slogans after sustaining injuries from a confrontation with riot police who fired tear gas at them outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa September 13, 2012. Demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and American warships headed to Libya after the U.S. ambassador there died in related violence earlier this week.

MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/Reuters

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Riot police fire water canons during protests near the U.S. embassy in Sanaa September 13, 2012. Demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and American warships headed to Libya after the U.S. ambassador there died in related violence earlier this week.

MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/Reuters

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Sudanese demonstrators stand in front of the burning German embassy in Khartoum after Friday prayers September 14, 2012. Sudanese demonstrators broke into the U.S. and German embassy compounds in Khartoum and raised Islamic flags on Friday in state-backed protests against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS

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A Sudanese demonstrator stands in front of the burning German embassy in Khartoum after Friday prayers September 14, 2012. Sudanese demonstrators broke into the U.S. and German embassy compounds in Khartoum and raised Islamic flags on Friday in state-backed protests against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS

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Sudanese demonstrators destroy the U.S. embassy in Khartoum September 14, 2012. At least one protester was killed on Friday during a demonstration against an anti-Islam film outside the U.S. embassy in Sudan, a doctor said.

MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS

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A protester tries to escape from tear gas fired by riot police in Cairo, Sept. 14, 2012. Anti-American protests inspired by a video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad entered a fourth straight day in the Egyptian capital and other demonstrations erupted in much of the Middle East after Friday Prayer - an occasion often associated with public displays of dissent.

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