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US evacuates non-essential staff from Beirut mission

Protesters burn a makeshift flag outside the US embassy in Awkar, on June 6, 2010. The United States says it is evacuating non-essential staff from its Beirut embassy, and urging Americans to avoid all travel to Lebanon as well as southern Turkey as it muThe United States evacuated non-essential staff from its Beirut embassy Friday and urged Americans not to travel to Lebanon, Pakistan or southern Turkey, as Washington considers strikes against neighboring Syria.