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Attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi

Updated 5:42 PM ET, Wed June 18, 2014
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Attackers set the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, on fire on September 11, 2012. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals were killed during the attack. The Obama administration initially thought the attack was carried out by an angry mob responding to a video, made in the United States, that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. But the storming of the mission was later determined to have been a terrorist attack. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages
Obama and Clinton stand at Andrews Air Force Base as the bodies of the four Americans killed are returned on September 14. Michael Gross/U.S. State Department
A desk sits inside the burnt U.S. mission on September 13, two days after the attack. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages
Damage is seen inside the U.S. mission on September 13. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages
A lounge chair and umbrella float in the swimming pool of the U.S. mission on September 13. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages
Demonstrators gather in Libya on September 12 to condemn the killers and voice support for the victims. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI /REUTERS/LANDOV
U.S. President Barack Obama, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 12, makes a statement at the White House about Stevens' death. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A burnt vehicle is seen at the U.S. mission in Benghazi on September 12. Tariq AL-hun /UPI/LANDOV
People inspect the damage on September 12. Stringer/EPA/LANDOV
A small American flag is seen in the rubble on September 12. Tariq AL-hun /UPI/LANDOV
A man stands in part of a burned-out building of the U.S. mission on September 12. Reuters/Landov
Smoke and fire damage is evident inside a building on September 12. Tariq AL-hun/UPI/LANDOV
Half-burnt debris and ash cover the floor of one of the U.S. mission buildings on September 12. Tariq AL-hun /UPI/LANDOV
The U.S. mission is seen in flames on September 11, the day of the attack. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS/LANDOV
A protester reacts as the U.S. mission burns on September 11. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI /REUTERS/LANDOV
A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames on September 11. Stringer/AFP/GettyImages
Flames erupt outside of a building on September 11. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI REUTERS//LANDOV
A vehicle burns during the attack on the U.S. mission on September 11. AFP/Getty Images
Onlookers record the damage from the attack on September 11. AFP/Getty Images
Onlookers walk past a burning truck and building on September 11. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
A vehicle sits smoldering in flames on September 11. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
People duck flames outside a building on September 11. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI /REUTERS/LANDOV