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Anti-U.S. Protests Continue To Rattle Islamic World


Afghan riot police run toward protesters during a demonstration in Kabul on September 17.

Afghan riot police run toward protesters during a demonstration in Kabul on September 17.

Protests against a privately made film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad have continued to the Islamic world.

One person was killed in northwest Pakistan in an exchange of gunfire between demonstrators and police.

In Afghanistan, several hundred people at a demonstration in Kabul shouted anti-American slogans, burned tires, and threw rocks.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, hundreds clashed with police, throwing Molotov cocktails before being dispersed by water cannon and warning shots.

In the Indonesian city of Medan, protesters trampled the U.S. flag.

In Azerbaijan, about 20 demonstrators were detained outside the U.S. Embassy.

In Yemen, students demonstrated outside the U.S. Embassy and called for the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador.

In Lebanon, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has called for a week of protests against the film.

The death total in the wave of protests that began on September 11 has reached 18.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP
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