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He said the newspaper pulled the photograph, only to replace it with another one _ also of Lecic.

Editors at the Guardian declined comment, referring to a correction on the website saying the images had been removed “pending investigation into the origins of the photographs and other matters relating to the blog.”

Just, who described Lecic as an administrator, said his client believed her identity was stolen about a year ago, when her Facebook photographs appeared on another person’s profile. He said neither he nor Lecic knew Arraf’s identity.

“Does this Amina Arraf exist? Is she a composite? Who knows what this story is?” he said.


Associated Press writers Raphael G. Satter in London and Diaa Haddid in Tripoli, Libya contributed to this report.