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Dozens of supporters of the militant group Ansar al-Shariah burn an American flag and shout anti-American slogans denouncing the U.S. violation of Libya's sovereignty in the abduction of Abu Anas al-Libi, in the center of Benghazi, Libya, on Oct. 7, 2013. Two days earlier, the U.S. Army's Delta Force captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al Qaeda leader linked to the 1998 American Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. (Associated Press/Mohammed el-Shaiky)
Photo by: Mohammed el-Shaiky
Dozens of supporters of the militant group Ansar al-Shariah burn an American flag and shout anti-American slogans denouncing the U.S. violation of Libya's sovereignty in the abduction of Abu Anas al-Libi, in the center of Benghazi, Libya, on Oct. 7, 2013. Two days earlier, the U.S. Army's Delta Force captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al Qaeda leader linked to the 1998 American Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. (Associated Press/Mohammed el-Shaiky)

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