In Pictures: The World Responds to Trump's Embassy Decision

Published December 10th, 2017 - 12:00 GMT

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U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem has caused serious backlash in the Arab and Muslim world.

Protests have taken place outside U.S. embassies in Lebanon, Jordan and elsewhere, with thousands taking to the streets to express their upset at the decision.

President Trump's decision has led to fresh Israeli strikes on Gaza, the deaths of Palestinian protesters, and the attempted storming of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. 

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A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tire towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 9, 2017. 
(JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tire towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 9, 2017. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

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Israeli forces walk down a street during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 9, 2017, following the US president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
(HAZEM BADER / AFP)
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Israeli forces walk down a street during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 9, 2017, following the US president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (HAZEM BADER / AFP)

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Relatives of Mohamed al-Safadi, a Palestinian militant from Hamas' Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City. Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Dec. 8.
(MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Relatives of Mohamed al-Safadi, a Palestinian militant from Hamas' Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City. Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Dec. 8. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

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Pro-Palestine protesters chant slogans against US and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a demonstration in front of Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul. Thousands marched after prayers in Istanbul to denounce President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
(OZAN KOSE / AFP)
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8Pro-Palestine protesters chant slogans against US and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a demonstration in front of Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul. Thousands marched after prayers in Istanbul to denounce President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

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Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a leftist protester during a demonstration against the US and Israel on Dec. 9, 2017 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Israel as a 'state of occupation' which used 'terror' against the Palestinians.
(YASIN AKGUL / AFP)
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a leftist protester during a demonstration against the US and Israel on Dec. 9, 2017 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Israel as a "state of occupation" which used "terror" against the Palestinians. (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)

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Protesters march during an anti-US and Israel rally in Karachi, following US President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Nuclear-armed Pakistan said it was 'unequivocally opposed' to US President Donald Trump's expected move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
(RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP)
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8Protesters march during an anti-US and Israel rally in Karachi, following US President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Nuclear-armed Pakistan said it was "unequivocally opposed" to US President Donald Trump's expected move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP)

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Lebanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse protestors during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
(ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Lebanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse protestors during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

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Lebanese security forces use a water hose to disperse protesters during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
(ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8Lebanese security forces use a water hose to disperse protesters during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

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A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tire towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 9, 2017. 
(JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

Image 1 of 8A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tire towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 9, 2017. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

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Israeli forces walk down a street during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 9, 2017, following the US president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
(HAZEM BADER / AFP)

Image 2 of 8Israeli forces walk down a street during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 9, 2017, following the US president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (HAZEM BADER / AFP)

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Relatives of Mohamed al-Safadi, a Palestinian militant from Hamas' Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City. Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Dec. 8.
(MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

Image 3 of 8Relatives of Mohamed al-Safadi, a Palestinian militant from Hamas' Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City. Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Dec. 8. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

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Pro-Palestine protesters chant slogans against US and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a demonstration in front of Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul. Thousands marched after prayers in Istanbul to denounce President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
(OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Image 4 of 8Pro-Palestine protesters chant slogans against US and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a demonstration in front of Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul. Thousands marched after prayers in Istanbul to denounce President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

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Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a leftist protester during a demonstration against the US and Israel on Dec. 9, 2017 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Israel as a 'state of occupation' which used 'terror' against the Palestinians.
(YASIN AKGUL / AFP)

Image 5 of 8Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a leftist protester during a demonstration against the US and Israel on Dec. 9, 2017 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Israel as a "state of occupation" which used "terror" against the Palestinians. (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)

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Protesters march during an anti-US and Israel rally in Karachi, following US President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Nuclear-armed Pakistan said it was 'unequivocally opposed' to US President Donald Trump's expected move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
(RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP)

Image 6 of 8Protesters march during an anti-US and Israel rally in Karachi, following US President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Nuclear-armed Pakistan said it was "unequivocally opposed" to US President Donald Trump's expected move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP)

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Lebanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse protestors during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
(ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Image 7 of 8Lebanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse protestors during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

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Lebanese security forces use a water hose to disperse protesters during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
(ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Image 8 of 8Lebanese security forces use a water hose to disperse protesters during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

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