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Protests Against Libyan Embassy Attacks (Photos)

While anti-American sentiment continued to roil the Muslim world, some Libyans protested the violence and stood in solidarity with the United States.

The day after armed militants killed United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the consulate in Benghazi, Libyans in that city and the capital of Tripoli took to the streets. Their message: The violent extremists who carried out the attack don’t represent themselves, Islam, or the nation of Libya. Images of the protests, in which men and women carried signs in English denouncing the violence and supporting the Americans, were posted on the Facebook page of an online video stream called Libya Alhurra. Other images were posted on the Facebook page for the Supreme Security Committee Interim Tripoli, which oversees security in the capital.

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Demonstrators gathered on Wednesday to condemn the killings of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

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A protester in Benghazi holds a sign in support of the American ambassador who was killed.

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A demonstrator mourns the passing of Ambassador Stevens, who first arrived in the country in April of 2011.

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Benghazi is not united behind those who attacked the consulate, this young man says.

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For some, the counter-demonstrations were a way to distance Islam from the attack on the consulate.

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"This does not represent us," these young women say.