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The US embassy in Cairo briefly froze its Twitter account Wednesday after coming under fire from Egyptian leaders for tweeting a link to a US comedy show mocking President Mohamed Morsi. 

US funnyman Jon Stewart speaks onstage at The Beacon Theatre on October 13, 2012 in New York City. The US embassy in Cairo briefly froze its Twitter account Wednesday after coming under fire from Egyptian leaders for tweeting a link to Jon Stewart's comedy show that mocked President Mohamed Morsi.

The embassy, which is a vociferous user of Twitter, shut down the account and deleted the tweet, which had linked to a clip by popular US funnyman Jon Stewart denouncing the arrest of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef.

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