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  9/21/2011, Elul 22, 5771

US Ambassador Returns to Libya

The United States ambassador to Libya has returned to Tripoli to lead a newly reopened American Embassy in a post-Moammar Gaddafi era. Ambassador Gene Cretz arrived in Tripoli Wednesday, a day before plans to raise the U.S. flag over the embassy building in the Libyan capital.

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the ambassador would return, telling Libyans: "This is your chance. And today the world is saying, with one unmistakable voice, we will stand with you."