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Monday, July 16, 2012

Egyptians pelt Hillary Clinton motorcade with tomatoes and shoes!

(Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armored cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria after she gave a speech on democratic rights.

A senior U.S. official said neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which was around the corner from the incident, were hit by the projectiles, which were thrown as U.S. officials and reporters walked to the motorcade after her speech.

Egyptian military chief Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (L) shakes hand with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before their meeting at the Defence Ministry in Cairo July 15, 2012. REUTERS-U.S Embassy Media Office-HandoutProtesters chanted "Monica, Monica," a reference to the extra-marital affair conducted by Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, while in the White House. Others earlier chanted "leave, Clinton" an Egyptian security official said.

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