Violent protests against the controversial film that mocks Islam and the Prophet Muhammed continued in Pakistan Thursday, as authorities called in the army to help control the thousands of demonstrators with live rounds and tear gas. Still, some protesters tell the BBC that they will not leave the U.S. embassy, where the riots are taking place, until the building is on fire. In response to the demonstrations, the State Department is urging Americans not to travel to the country, and advised citizens already in Pakistan to avoid protests and large gatherings. The Pakistani government has declared Friday a national holiday so more people could participate in the demonstrations.
RIOT Aamir Qureshi / AFP