Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Cairo

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An angry group of Egyptian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo Tuesday.
The protesters tore down the American flag in response to production of a film thought to insult the prophet Mohammed.
According to Tamim Elyan of Reuters, the protesters replaced the American flag with a black one that said, "There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger."
The stories on CNN and MSNBC said it was unclear which film caused the uproar, but AlJazeera, while not naming the film specifically, said it was made by expatriate members of Egypt's Coptic community, now living in the U.S. The other sources fail to link the attack to one orchestrated hours before in Libya, where AlJazeera said one American official died in an attack on the Embassy.
No officials were injured in the attack in Cairo, CNN reported, because the Embassy had been cleared hours before due to the threat given.

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