Bahraini anti-government protesters, one holding a national flag, face riot police firing tear gas Friday, April 20, 2012, to prevent demonstrators from marching toward the hub of last spring's pro-democracy uprising at the end of a mass rally just outside Manama, Bahrain. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters flooded a major highway in Bahrain demanding a halt to the Formula One race on its first day of practice runs, as the Gulf kingdom's crown prince vowed the country's premier prestige sporting event would go ahead.
Anger after death
Barrels burn as Bahraini Shiite Muslims clash with riot police during a protest against the killing of protester Salah Abbas Habib west of the capital Manama. The body of Habib, 36, was found near where Bahrain security forces put down an overnight protest.
A Bahraini Shiite Muslim man sprays anti-government slogan during protests in Bilad al-Qadeema, a suburb of the capital Manama on the eve of Sunday's Bahrain's Formula One Grand Prix.
Toppled barricades and rocks littler the street as Bahraini protesters clash with riot police after the overnight killing of protester Salah Abbas Habib, 36, in Bilad al-Qadeema on the eve of Bahrain's Formula One Grand Prix.
Getting around trouble
Protesters maneuver past tear gas as they clash with police in Bilad al-Qadeema before the Formula One race.
Rallying in remembrance
Bahraini protesters march after the killing of Salah Abbas Habib, 36, whose body was found in Shakhura village where Bahrain security forces put down an overnight protest.
A protester holds a sign outside the Formula One headquarters in London after reports of overnight clashes in Bahrain.
Signs of discontent
Protesters posted signs outside the Formula One headquarters in London on Saturday to call for the cancellation of the Formula One race in Bahrain this weekend.
Demonstrators protest outside the Formula One headquarters in London in support of anti-government protests in Bahrain, where authorities are promoting the Grand Prix race as an indication the country has returned to normal.
Calling out Ecclestone
Some of the signs carried by demonstrators in London targeted Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone, who had downplayed safety concerns leading up to the race in Bahrain.
Hassan Hodaei, a member of Justice for Bahrain, holds placards outside the Formula One headquarters. Protests in Bahrain turned violent overnight, and at least one death was reported.
Calls for cancellation
The protest in London encouraged Formula One officials to shut down the race in Bahrain. The scheduled 2011 Grand Prix there was canceled out of safety concerns.
Filling the streets
The Formula One race in Bahrain has been surrounded by protests and riots this week. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters flooded a major highway on Friday just outside Manama, Bahrain. Formula One drivers have been relatively silent about competing in the area. However, one team got caught in traffic behind a clash, and some members opted to go home and the entire group skipped the second practice session Friday to return to its hotel before dark.
Display of force
Anti-government protesters run through tear gas fired by riot police Friday to prevent them from marching toward the hub of last spring's pro-democracy uprising at the end of a mass rally just outside Manama, Bahrain.
An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back toward riot police Friday. The protesters were involved in a mass rally just outside Manama, Bahrain. The Formula One race is scheduled for Sunday in Bahrain, with pre-race events already under way.
Anti-government protesters are pushed back by riot police using tear gas Friday. Violence has accelerated since Formula One competitors arrived in town for Sunday's event. This race was called off a year ago.
Bahraini anti-government protesters, one holding a national flag, face riot police firing tear gas on Friday. The clashes increased as Formula One drivers practiced for the upcoming grand prix in Bahrain.
Tear gas fills the air Friday near a damaged billboard for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix.
Riot police fire tear gas in Bahrain on Friday while Formula One drivers were on the track about 12 miles away.
Making a statement
An anti-government protester displays an anti-F1 political cartoon during a mass rally just outside Manama, Bahrain, on Friday.
Committed to the cause
Anti-government protesters state their case Friday with anti-F1 political cartoons and T-shirts.
A damaged promotional sign for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix serves as a backdrop for anti-government protests Friday.