gyptian protesters on Tuesday scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, taking down the American flag and replacing it with a black banner that sang the glories of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad. The protesters had been enraged by an anti-Muslim movie that had been disseminated on YouTube by an Egyptian Christian who reportedly lives in the U.S. The video, which features Muhammad having sex with women and other heresies, had received heavy play in the Egyptian media. U.S. officials said they were working with the Egyptian government to restore order.
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