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Clashes with police for a third day in Cairo over Islam film

Khalil Hamra / AP

Egyptian protesters carry an injured man during a third day of clashes with riot police near the U.S. Embassy and Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sept. 13. Protesters are angry over an obscure film critical of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

It's hard to look at these images of street battles in Cairo and not be reminded of last year's uprising in Tahrir Square. It's a bitter irony that to many Americans, those images, though sometimes violent, were hopeful, as a country tried to throw off a decades-old dictatorship. Now, of course, the U.S. is the target of the demonstrators' rage.

Khalil Hamra / AP

A protester runs from a burning police car.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

Protesters set fire to police vehicles during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the U.S. Embassy, near Tahrir Square.

Nasser Nasser / AP

A protester throws back a tear gas canister toward riot police.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

Riot police take their positions during clashes.

Hussein Tallal / AP

Protesters burn tires as they clash with riot police outside the U.S. Embassy.

Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters

The U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, as protests spread across the region.

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