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Obama's tribute to embassy victims

President Obama has paid tribute to US envoy to Libya Chris Stevens "as everything America could want in an ambassador" as his body and three of his embassy staff were returned to US soil following the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

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Obama witnesses return of bodies after consulate attack

Coffins of the four victims were carried off the plane at Andrews Air Force Base.

President Obama has witnessed the return of the bodies of US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three embassy staff members killed in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The four coffins, draped in the stars and stripes, were carried off a plane at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and placed in waiting hearses.

The President is due to make an address at the ceremony.

President Obama and Secretary Clinton observed silence for the victims.

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