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In pictures: Israel-Gaza conflict sparks pro-Palestinian protests around world

The growing death toll from Israel's offensive against the militant group Hamas has set off pro-Palestinian protests around the world.
Riot police officers stand in front of demonstrators during a protest in support of Palestine on Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht, on May 14, 2021.

As Israel continues its air campaign against militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, protests expressing solidarity with the Palestinians living in the impoverished enclave have erupted in London, Istanbul, Los Angeles and other major cities around the world. 

The casualties have mounted as the conflict inches closer to full-blown war between Israel and the Palestinian militants. More than 100 people have died in Israel's airstrikes and the militants' rocket fire in less than a week, many of them children.

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People hold up signs and wave Palestinian flags during a protest against Israel and in support of Palestinians outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles, California, on May 11, 2021. - The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday over the deadly unrest playing out between Israel and the Palestinians, its second such session in three days, diplomatic sources said on May 11. (Photo by RINGO CHIU / AFP) (Photo by RINGO CHIU/AFP via Getty Images)

In Los Angeles, protesters waved Palestinian flags outside the Israeli Consulate on May 11. (Photo by Ringo Chiu/AFP via Getty Images) 

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A man holds up a sign reading in English "we can not breathe since 1948" (the date of the creation of the State of Israel) during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people near the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital Amman on May 9, 2021.

In Jordan's capital Amman, a man holds up a sign during a May 9 demonstration reading in English "We can not breathe since 1948," the date of the creation of the State of Israel. (Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images)

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Kuwaitis chant slogans during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Kuwait City on May 11, 2021. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Kuwaitis chant slogans during a May 11 protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Kuwait City. (Photo by Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images)

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Protesters gather to demonstrate against Israel outside the U.S. State Department on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tensions in Israel continued to escalate today with Hamas firing rockets into Israel and Israeli jets carrying out airstrikes in the Palestinian territory. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In Washington, protesters gather to demonstrate against Israel outside the US State Department on May 11. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators wave flags during a rally after Friday prayers at The Fatih Mosque in Istanbul on May 14, 2021, held to protest against Israel's attacks on Gaza strip. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)

In Istanbul, demonstrators waved flags during a rally on May 14 after Friday prayers at the Fatih Mosque held to protest against Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images)

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Police officers intervene to free traffic as pro-Palestinian activists participate in a demonstration against Israeli attacks on Palestinians after at least 28 people were killed following clashes over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, outside Downing Street in central London on May 11, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

In central London, police officers intervene to free traffic as pro-Palestinian activists participate in a demonstration outside Downing Street on May 11. (Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images)

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Demonstrators from a variety of political parties and social movements hold banners and Palestinian flags as they march through the city centre in Cape Town, on May 12, 2021 during a protest against Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza as violence escalated between the bitter rivals sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

In Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrators from a variety of political parties and social movements marched through the city center on May 12. (Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images)

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