Muslims protesting a video produced in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Mohammed stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday.
The Consulate was vandalized and set on fire during the attack. Libyan security forces tried to thwart the protesters, but had to withdraw after several hours when they came under heavy fire.
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other staff members were killed in a rocket attack on their car as they were rushed from the consular building.
An exterior view of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi following the attack.
The violence then spread to Egypt, where protesters burned American flags and scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.
People in Cairo stand around a drawing that says "Remember your black day 11 September" during Tuesday's protest.
Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo.
A protester flashes victory signs during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy near Tahrir Square in Cairo.
Demonstrators in Libya take part in a rally to condemn the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
On Thursday, hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in Sanaa in protest against the film. Security guards tried to hold them off by firing into the air.
Protesters break windows at the U.S. embassy in Yemen on Thursday.