Photos: Islam’s anti-U.S. protests turn violent around globe

Posted on: 8:27 am, September 13, 2012, by , updated on: 08:40am, September 13, 2012

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  • An Egyptian riot police officer fires tear gas toward protesters during clashes Thursday with police near the U.S

  • Police confront protesters praying in front of the U.S. Embassy in Casablanca, Morocco, during a rally against the anti-Islam film on Wednesday.

  • Palestinian men burn the American flag during Wednesday's demonstration in Gaza City.

  • Egyptian protesters gather in front of the U.S. Embassy the morning after it was vandalized by protesters during a demonstration on Wednesday in Cairo.

  • Yemeni protesters try to break the security camera at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa on Thursday

  • Yemeni protesters gather around a fire Thursday during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Sanaa. Yemeni forces fired warning shots to disperse the thousands of protesters

  • Thousands were angered by the controversial film

  • The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012.

  • Protesters shout outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, on Wednesday, September 12

  • Protesters pull down a U.S. flag

  • Protesters gather along the U.S. Embassy wall

  • Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

  • Police use tear gas on crowds protesting Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

  • People stand around a drawing that says 'Remember your black day 11 September' during the protest in Cairo

  • People shout in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

  • People shout and light flares in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

  • People inspect the damage at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. (Credit: CNN)

  • Moroccan women gather near the U.S. Embassy in Casablanca on Wednesday

  • Iraqi protesters burn Israeli and U.S. flags during a protest Thursday, September 13, denouncing a film deemed offensive to Islam

  • Iranians protest against a film mocking Islam near the Swiss Embassy in Tehran on Thursday

  • Egyptians shout slogans during a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

  • Egyptian riot police stand guard as protesters climb down from the wall

  • Egyptian protesters clash with riot police Thursday near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

  • Egyptian demonstrators continue to stake out the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Wednesday

  • Demonstrators yell outside the U.S. Embassy

  • An Egyptian protester waves a black flag inscribed with the Muslim profession of faith -- 'There is no God but God, and Mohammed is the prophet of God' -- as he stands above the door of the U.S. Embassy

  • An Egyptian protester throws a tear gas canister at riot police Thursday during clashes near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

  • A Palestinian man holds a placard praising Islam's prophet Mohammed during a demonstration against the film on Wednesday in front of the United Nations headquarters in Gaza City

  • A man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames inside the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. (Photo: CNN)

  • A group of protesters attend a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis on Wednesday

  • A demonstrator walks on a U.S. flag during a Wednesday's demonstration at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

(CNN) – The United States faced violent protests outside embassies in Egypt and Yemen on Thursday, even as it was deploying warships as part of the hunt for those behind the deadly attack against U.S. personnel in Libya.

In Cairo, on the third day of protests, demonstrators threw rocks and Molotov cocktails as police tried to disperse them by firing tear gas canisters.

View photos of the violent protests of the past two days.

At least 13 protesters and six police officers were injured, Egyptian government officials said.

In Sanaa, Yemen, demonstrators breached a security wall at the U.S. Embassy as several thousand people protested outside.

An anti-Islam film, apparently produced by an American, is blamed for much of the fury bubbling over at protests in these Islamic nations.

Numerous questions surround who made the film, which has a trailer on YouTube.

But sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say the deadly attack Tuesday night that killed four U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was most likely carried out by a pro-al Qaeda group. President Obama has vowed that “justice will be done” after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Six things to know about attack that killed U.S. ambassador

Warships, carrying guided missiles, and unmanned drones are being sent to help search for the killers.

A group of Marines called a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team was deployed to Libya to help secure U.S. facilities, two U.S. officials said. About 50 Marines were headed to Tripoli and could deploy elsewhere in Libya after their arrival, the officials said.

While Libya, Egypt and Yemen were of primary concern, there were protests at other U.S. embassies as well.

The United States called on U.S. citizens to stay away from the embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, on Wednesday, amid protests.

And photos showed protesters in front of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Morocco. Palestinians demonstrated outside U.N. headquarters in Gaza, and Palestinian men burned a U.S. flag at a demonstration in Gaza City.

One photo from Cairo depicts a Jewish star with the words in Arabic, “Remember your black day 11 September.”

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