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Photos: Benghazi attack hearing

Updated 8:18 PM ET, Wed May 8, 2013
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Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, arrives for a House committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 8. State Department employees testified about the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. View photos of the attack. Win McNamee/Getty Images
From left, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson; Hicks; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer and former regional security officer in Libya, are sworn in before the hearing. The three are testifying at the hearing investigating into whether the State Department misled the public about the assault. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Nordstrom testifies on May 8. He said in written testimony it was "inexplicable" that a followup internal State Department review ignored "the role senior department leadership played before, during, and after" the attack. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Dorothy Narvaez-Woods, center, listens as Hicks testifies. She is the widow of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the attack. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the committee, left, speaks as Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, listens. Committee Democrats accused Republicans of engaging in a "smear" campaign. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Nordstrom listens to Hicks testify. Hicks has been praised by Republicans as a "whistleblower." He has expressed concern that more could have been done by the military to protect those being attacked last year at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Thompson testifies on May 8. He is the State Department's acting deputy assistant secretary for counterterrorism. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Ray Smith, left, and Pat Smith listen as Thompson testifies. Their son Sean was one of the four Americans killed in the terror attack. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)