As horrible news broke this morning about the death of Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya, at least four graphic photos purportedly showing his death during the savage embassy attack began circulating. The man in the photos appears to be the ambassador, but some reports indicate Stevens died in the hospital.
— Eleanor Rosney (@eleanor_rosney) September 12, 2012
— Tom Dale (@tom_d_) September 12, 2012
Apparently pic of US ambassador was taken as he was removed from the convoy that came under attack …
— Firas Al-Atraqchi (@Firas_Atraqchi) September 12, 2012
Twitchy is not including these photos in our coverage.
Just saw tweeted photo of (supposedly) killed US ambassador slung over someones shoulder. News is out there so quick now, horrible pic 🙁
— wontletyoufly (@wontletyoufly) September 12, 2012
Those AFP photos of the US ambassador to Libya aren't pleasant. I suspect the proverbial is about to hit the fan.
— Paul Matthews (@nzPaulM) September 12, 2012
Just saw the post-attack photo of our ambassador to Libya's body. I'm so angry I can't see straight.
— Aaron Rosser (@ARosser14) September 12, 2012
— shabbir gheewalla (@shabbirghewalla) September 12, 2012
Please stop with the photos of the body of Chris Stevens, US Ambassador to Libya
— Doris Carrion (@DorisECarrion) September 12, 2012
Pro-Assad media outlet and new Galloway employer al-Mayadeen has posted a photo of dead US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) September 12, 2012
US Ambassador to Libya killed in consulate attack. Ya know I could've done without seeing the pic. Bloody hell.
— Jeannette Francis (@Jan__Fran) September 12, 2012
Is that a photo of the American ambassador being dragged after he was killed circulating on Twitter?? This is just outrageous…
— Maha Elsanosi (@MimzicalMimz) September 12, 2012
AFP confirms one of the pics is legitimate. Warning: The piece linked in the following tweet contains a graphic photo of Ambassador Christopher Stevens after the attack.
— Alex Ogle (@Alex_Ogle) September 12, 2012
The photographer said it is not known whether Stevens was alive or dead when the photo was taken.