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In pictures: Syrian embassy clash

US embassy in Damascus on 12 September

Syria sealed off the US embassy in Damascus after an apparent failed bomb attack.

Emergency services parked near the US embassy in Damascus

Emergency services were at the scene after a clash in which three alleged attackers were killed.

Bullet-holes in embassy windows

Windows in the embassy were hit by bullets.

Charred car at blast scene

TV footage from Damascus showed a burnt-out car outside the compound.

Van at blast scene

A van, which appeared undamaged, was also shown.

Contents of van at blast scene

Inside were what appeared to be gas canisters.

Unloaded contents of van at blast scene

Some of the van's contents were unloaded on to the street.

Father collects his children from school near embassy

Children were attending school nearby during the clash.

Syrian security forces at site of clash

Syrian security forces patrolled the area in force.

US guard at the embassy

No US citizens appear to have been injured at the embassy which has its own American guards.

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