PHOTOS: Scenes From Demonstrations Around the World Protesting Possible Strike on Syria

As American leaders continue to debate whether or not to launch a strike on Syria, thousands of protesters from around the world have taken to the streets to protest any military action against the country.

Here are sixteen images from demonstrations that have been staged around the world.

Demonstrators march in protest during a rally against a possible US and allies attack on Syria in response to possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad government, in Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington, DC on August 29, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
A cutout of US President Barack Obama stands on the sidewalk as demonstrators march in protest during a rally against a possible US and allies attack on Syria in response to possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad government, in Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington, DC on August 29, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the local Syrian community march in protest against the United States’ involvement in Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Allentown, Pa. President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria_but is considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week. (AP)
Members of the local Syrian community march in protest against the United States’ involvement in Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Allentown, Pa. President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria_but is considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week. (AP)
Members of the local Syrian community march in protest against the United States’ involvement in Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Allentown, Pa. President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria_but is considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week. (AP)
Members of the Muslim community pray in front of the Egyptian embassy in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, as they protest against the conflicts in Egypt and Syria. (AP)
Phillip Abdouche cheers after marching in protest against the United States’ involvement in Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Allentown, Pa. President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria_but is considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week. (AP)
A Jordanian protester chants anti-U.S. slogans and waves the Syrian national flag, during a protest by the Jordanian Communist Party and other leftist groups against any American military strike against Damascus, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. President Barack Obama prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out. Top U.S. officials spoke with certain lawmakers for more than 90 minutes in a teleconference Thursday evening to explain why they believe Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government was the culprit in the suspected chemical attack last week. (AP)
Jordanian anti-riot forces form a chain around a protest by the Jordanian Communist Party and other leftist groups against any American military strike on Syria, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. President Barack Obama prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out. Top U.S. officials spoke with certain lawmakers for more than 90 minutes in a teleconference Thursday evening to explain why they believe Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government was the culprit in the suspected chemical attack last week. (AP)
Jordanian women chant anti-U.S. slogans, during a protest by the Jordanian Communist Party and other leftist groups against any American military strike against Damascus, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. United Nations experts are investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as the United States prepares for the possibility of a punitive strike against President Bashar Assad’s regime, blamed by the Syrian opposition for the attack. The international aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 355 people were killed in the Aug. 21 attack in a suburb of Damascus, the Syrian capital. (AP)
Jordanian anti-riot forces form a chain around a protest by the Jordanian Communist Party and other leftist groups against any American military strike against Damascus, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. United Nations experts are investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as the United States prepares for the possibility of a punitive strike against President Bashar Assad’s regime, blamed by the Syrian opposition for the attack. The international aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 355 people were killed in the Aug. 21 attack in a suburb of Damascus, the Syrian capital. (AP)
A demonstrator holds a placard against the war in Syria depicting US President Barack Obama during an anti-war demonstration on the Istiklal avenue in Istanbul, on August 30, 2013. A thousand protesters took part in a rally on August 30, in Istanbul to protest against a possible military intervention in Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pro Syrian demonstrators burn a U.S flag as they protest against possible military action against Syria, in Tunis, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP)
A woman holds a sign as Turkish trade union activists protest against a potential US and NATO military intervention in Syria, in front of the U.S. embassy in Ankara, on August 30, 2013. President Bashar al-Assad vowed on August 29 to defend Syria from attack as Washington and London laid out their case for punitive military strikes against Damascus over suspected poisonous gas attacks. Hundreds of people including children were reportedly killed when poisonous gas was unleashed on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest use of chemical weapons since Saddam Hussein gassed Iraqi Kurds in 1988. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pro Syrian demonstrators protest against possible military action against Syria, in Tunis, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP)
Turkish trade union activists protest against a potential US military intervention in Syria, in front of the U.S. embassy in Ankara, on August 30, 2013. President Bashar al-Assad vowed on August 29 to defend Syria from attack as Washington and London laid out their case for punitive military strikes against Damascus over suspected poisonous gas attacks. Hundreds of people including children were reportedly killed when poisonous gas was unleashed on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest use of chemical weapons since Saddam Hussein gassed Iraqi Kurds in 1988. (AFP/Getty Images)

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