Pakistan's government declared today a holiday so that people could rally against the video.
In Lahore and Islamabad, police fired tear gas and warning shots to try to keep crowds from advancing toward the U.S. missions.
Thousands of Muslims protested in at least a half-dozen other countries. In Iraq, about 3,000 protesters condemned the film and caricatures of the prophet in a French satirical weekly. Protesters burned Israeli and American flags.
In Sri Lanka, about 2,000 Muslims burned effigies of Obama and American flags after Friday prayers. About 2,000 people marched through the streets of the capital of Bangladesh.
LATEST UPDATE ... At least 17 people have been killed today in protests across Pakistan over an American-made film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The Pakistani government declared today a national holiday - "Love for the Prophet Day" - and encouraged peaceful protests. But police wound up firing tear gas and live ammunition at thousands of demonstrators throwing rocks and setting fire to buildings. Muslims also marched in at least a half-dozen other countries today.