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In Libya, Islamic extremists killed the American ambassador as they stormed the American consulate in Benghazi in anger against the little known film by an amateur American filmmaker, deemed offensive to Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. Protests followed in Egypt, Yemen and Iran. UPI/Ahmed Jomaa
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The United State Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, 52, was killed in an attack on the a consular building in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012. The ambassador and at least two other staff members were killed when the compound was overrun by Muslim extremists, who were upset at an amateur film made in the United States that apparently insulted the Prophet Mohammad. U.S. President Barack Obama strongly condemned the attack. Photo is U.S. government official portrait. UPI
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