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Libyans hold peaceful demonstrations decrying the Benghazi attacks [PHOTOS]

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KATE STANTON, UPI.com

Twitter user @2011feb17 posted the following photo of a counter-demonstration in Tripoli, Libya, where people have gathered to denounce the attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi.

The Supreme Security Committee Interim Tripoli posted photos of the rally decrying the attacks. The man below holds up a smaller sign that says, "Thank you Mr. Chris Stevens, we will always remember you."

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Using photos from the Facebook page of Libya Alhurra TV, Buzzfeed compiled a moving collection of images from Benghazi itself, with Libyans holding signs that read, "Sorry people of America," "Benghazi is against terrorism" and "Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans."

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Libyans are also using social media to reach out and express their sympathies. The Daily Dot points to a Facebook page called "The Sorry Project," created by a man identified as "Sufian," who said he hoped his group would "reach the people in the States and Chris and the other three workers’ families.”

"The Libyan people are civilised and they do oppose the killings. This project is just an idea to allow the Americans to look at how we really think and show our sorrow and gratitude for Chris and his great work here,” he said.

The page features a large photo of Stevens and a profile image that simply reads, "Sorry."

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(Via "The Sorry Project")

One Facebook commenter wrote: "We are very sorry for what happened to the ambassador. We will prayer [sic] with you for him and his family."

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