September 21, 2012: A protester carries a representation of a U.S. flag as police vehicles burn in Karachi, Pakistan Tens of thousands protested against the film around the country after the government encouraged peaceful protests and declared a national holiday, "Love for the Prophet Day."
September 21, 2012: Protesters torch a cinema in Peshawar, Pakistan. Demonstrations turned violent and scores of people were killed, including a driver for a Pakistani television station, who died after police opened fire on rioters torching a cinema in the northwest city of Peshawar during a protest.
September 21, 2012: A Pakistani protestor hurls back a tear gas canister fired by police during a clash in Karachi, Pakistan.
September 21, 2012: Police chase protesters during an anti-U.S. rally in Peshawar, Pakistan.
September 21, 2012: Pakistani police officers fire tear gas and rubber coated bullets toward protesters during clashes that erupted as the demonstrators tried to approach the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Pakistan's government had called for a day of peaceful protests -- but the demonstrations today against the anti-Muslim film produced in the United States have been anything but peaceful, leaving at least 17 people dead.