'Day of Love' protests in Pakistan (PHOTOS)

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Pakistani Muslim demonstrators torch a US flag during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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ASIF HASSAN

Protesters filled the streets of several cities in Pakistan on Friday for a day of government-sanctioned protests against the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims." The protests turned violent, with as many as 19 killed, according to reports.

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    Pakistani policemen detain a demonstrator during a protest against the US-made film 'Innocence of Muslims' in Lahore on September 21, 2012. Fresh protests erupted across the Muslim world on September 21 against the film and a French cartoons mocking Islam, with violent demonstrations in Pakistan leaving at least 19 people dead.

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    Arif Ali

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    Pakistani policemen evacuate an injured comrade during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    A Pakistani Muslim demonstrator shouts anti-US slogans during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Lahore on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    Arif Ali

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    A Pakistani demonstrator throws back a teargas shell towards police during a protest near the US consulate in Islamabad on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    FAROOQ NAEEM

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    A Pakistani Muslim demonstrator reacts after police fire teargas shells during a protest near the US consulate in Islamabad on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    FAROOQ NAEEM

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    Pakistani Muslim demonstrators torch a US flag during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    ASIF HASSAN

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    A Pakistani policeman fires his assault rifle into the air to disperse Muslim demonstrators during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    ASIF HASSAN

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    A Pakistani Muslim demonstrator (C) throws a stone as one policeman (foreground R) aims a shotgun and another (foreground L) throws a rock during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

    Credit:

    ASIF HASSAN

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    A Pakistani Muslim demonstrator (R) hits a burning police vehicle during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

    Credit:

    ASIF HASSAN

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    Pakistani Muslim demonstrators topple a freight container placed by police to block a street during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Lahore on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.

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    Arif Ali

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    Pakistani Muslim demonstrators prepare to torch a US flag near burning police vehicles during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on September 21, 2012. At least 19 people died in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, officials said.

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    ASIF HASSAN