Two people were killed on Tuesday and several others wounded in the Pakistani city of Lahore, where more than 10-thousand people protested the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Although the cartoons were first published in Denmark, the mobs also attacked several U.S. fast-food restaurants and a hotel, a British bank, a Norwegian office, and the local assembly building.
Police in the capital, Islamabad, stopped demonstrators from entering the closely guarded diplomatic district. Pakistani lawmakers staged a silent march down the city's main road.
In Iran, scores of demonstrators chanting "Death to Britain" and "Death to America" hurled petrol bombs at the British Embassy in Tehran, breaking many windows. Protests have also taken place outside the embassies of Denmark, Norway and France.
Also today, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso defended Denmark in the cartoons dispute, saying freedom of expression is not negotiable.
Barroso said he can understand that the drawings have offended many Muslims around the world, but that nothing justifies violence.