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Marines beat a retreat in Beyonce lip-sync flap

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The US Marine Corps beat a hasty retreat Tuesday from a furor over whether Beyonce lip-synched "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's public inauguration ceremony. 

Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Fans of Beyonce rallied behind the pop diva on Twitter Tuesday after it emerged she lip-synched "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's public inauguration ceremony the day before.

First, the New York Times quoted a US Marine Band spokeswoman as saying that, just before Beyonce took the stage Monday, the musicians learned a version of the national anthem it had pre-recorded with her would be used.

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