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September 13, 2012
by Moises Saman
A movie critical of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, made by a US-based filmmaker has sparked outrage in numerous Middle Eastern and North African countries. On Thursday, September 13th, angry demonstrators attacked the US embassy, tearing down the American flag and replacing it with an Islamist banner. Authorities say that at least 225 people have been injured in Cairo. Two days before, a crowd stormed the US embassy in Benghazi, killing the ambassador and three of his staff-members.
Though US officials have expressed disgust at the film, anti-American demonstrations continue to develop.