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Scenes of destruction from the U.S. consulate in Benghazi

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A U.S. flag is seen at the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three embassy staff were killed as they rushed away from the consulate building, stormed by al Qaeda-linked gunmen blaming America for a film that they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Stevens was trying to leave the consulate building for a safer location as part of an evacuation when gunmen launched an intense attack, apparently forcing security personnel to withdraw.

ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012.

ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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A burnt car is parked at the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012.

ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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A man walks inside the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012.

ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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An interior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012.

ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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Libyans walk on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

Ibrahim Alaguri/AP

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Libyan civilians help an unconscious Chris Stevens at the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi in the early hours of Wednesday.

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