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Friday, July 25, 2014


Bloodshed In Benghazi

Published 12 September 2012

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, is among four State Department officials killed in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, on September 11. Armed men attacked the consulate, setting it ablaze and burning it down. The violence was an angry response to a film produced privately in the United States titled "Innocence of Muslims." In neighboring Egypt, hundreds of demonstrators marched on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest the film -- saying it insults the Prophet Muhammad.

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Vehicles are engulfed in flames after they were set on fire inside the U.S. Consulate compound.

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A gunman reacts as the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi burns behind him.

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A car burns inside the U.S. Consulate compound.

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A vehicle and surrounding buildings burn after they were set on fire at the U.S. Consulate compound.

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Libya's National Transitional Council chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil (right) meets with U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens (left) in Tripoli on June 7. Stevens was killed in the violence.

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The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi burns.

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A burned-out vehicle smolders inside the U.S. Consulate compound.

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A burned house and car are seen inside the U.S. Consulate compound.

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A man stands inside the U.S. Consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen.

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