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US Ambassador to South Korea Needs 80 Stitches After Knife Attack

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea received 80 stitches in his face after he was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant Thursday morning in Seoul.
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South Korean men watch a TV news program reporting that U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was injured in a knife attack in Seoul, March 5, 2015.
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South Korean men watch a TV news program reporting that U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was injured in a knife attack in Seoul, March 5, 2015.

Yonhap news agency reported that the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by an armed assailant in Seoul.
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Yonhap news agency reported that the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by an armed assailant in Seoul.

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers a slash on his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul, after he was attacked by an armed assailant, in Seoul, March 5, 2015.
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers a slash on his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul, after he was attacked by an armed assailant, in Seoul, March 5, 2015.

A man (bottom center) who attacked U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is detained by police at the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul, March 5, 2015.
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A man (bottom center) who attacked U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is detained by police at the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul, March 5, 2015.

South Korean police officers patrol near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, March 5, 2015.
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South Korean police officers patrol near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, March 5, 2015.

South Koreans hold a vigil, praying for a quick recovery of injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in downtown Seoul, March 5, 2015.
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South Koreans hold a vigil, praying for a quick recovery of injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in downtown Seoul, March 5, 2015.

South Korean protesters burn North Korean flags and a photo of the suspect accused of slashing U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, in Seoul, South Korea, March 5, 2015.
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South Korean protesters burn North Korean flags and a photo of the suspect accused of slashing U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, in Seoul, South Korea, March 5, 2015.

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert.
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert.

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