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Anti-American protests rage on in Pakistan

Pakistan's government had called for a day of peaceful protests -- but the demonstrations today against the anti-Muslim film produced in the United States have been anything but peaceful, leaving at least 17 people dead.  

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September 21, 2012: A protester carries a representation of a U.S. flag as police vehicles burn in Karachi, Pakistan Tens of thousands protested against the film around the country after the government encouraged peaceful protests and declared a national holiday, "Love for the Prophet Day." 

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Protesters torch a cinema in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Sept 21, 2012. Tens of thousands protested around the country against an anti-Muslim film after the government encouraged peaceful protests and declared a national holiday ? "Love for the Prophet Day." Demonstrations turned violent and over a dozen people were killed, including a driver for a Pakistani television station, who died after police opened fire on rioters torching a cinema in the northwest city of Peshawar. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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September 21, 2012: Protesters torch a cinema in Peshawar, Pakistan. Demonstrations turned violent and scores of people were killed, including a driver for a Pakistani television station, who died after police opened fire on rioters torching a cinema in the northwest city of Peshawar during a protest.

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September 21, 2012: A Pakistani protestor hurls back a tear gas canister fired by police during a clash in Karachi, Pakistan.

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September 21, 2012: Police chase protesters during an anti-U.S. rally in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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September 21, 2012: Pakistani police officers fire tear gas and rubber coated bullets toward protesters during clashes that erupted as the demonstrators tried to approach the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. 

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Anti-American protests rage on in Pakistan

Pakistan's government had called for a day of peaceful protests -- but the demonstrations today against the anti-Muslim film produced in the United States have been anything but peaceful, leaving at least 17 people dead.  

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