Hundreds of Pakistani protesters clash with police over anti-Islam film
The vulgar depiction of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in an American movie has angered Muslims across the world, with many taking to the streets to rally against the film. In recent days, the decision by a French satirical magazine to release cartoons crudely depicting the Prophet has added to the tension.
In Pakistan, a crowd of more than 1,000 people tried to make their way to the US Embassy inside a guarded enclave that houses embassies and government offices.
Riot police used tear gas and batons to keep stone-throwing demonstrators away from the enclave, and hundreds of shipping containers were lined up to cordon off the area. Some protesters were students affiliated with the Islamist hardline Jamaat-e-Islami party.
The demonstrations are expected to grow in Pakistan on Friday, the traditional day of prayer in the Muslim world. The Pakistani government has called for a national holiday on Friday so that people could come out and demonstrate peacefully against the film.
Soaring temperatures and heat waves have gripped North India, as locals try to beat it by drinking fluids and covering themselves as they drive their vehicles. The effect of the rising temperatures was visible in Allahabad, where scores of people turned up to take bath in the Ganges river to beat the heat.
Date 19-05-13, Duration 1:31, Views 416