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Lara Logan Beaten With Flagpoles, Fists

Recovering reporter was stripped in mob of 200 men
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2011 6:37 AM CST
Updated Feb 21, 2011 7:40 AM CST
CBS Reporter Lara Logan Was Beaten with Flagpoles, Fists in Cairo
In this Feb. 11, 2011 photo released by CBS, "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan is shown covering the reaction in in Cairo's Tahrir Square the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.   (AP Photo/CBS News)

(Newser) – Harsh new details of Lara Logan's attack in Cairo: The CBS reporter was stripped and battered with fists and makeshift flagpoles, reports the Times of London, via the Daily Mail. She was pinched so hard by her attackers that the red marks that covered her body were initially thought to be bites. “The psychological trauma is as bad as, if not worse than, the physical injuries,” said a friend. Still, “Lara is getting better daily."

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After Logan and her crew were separated, soldiers attempted to rescue her, but she reportedly fell, the Australian notes. She was attacked for 30 minutes, sources say, amid shouts of "Israeli" and "Jew." She was finally rescued by a group of women and about 20 soldiers, and was then taken to the Four Seasons, where she was treated and sedated. Despite the experience, friends expect her to return to the Middle East. Click for more on Lara Logan. (Read more Lara Logan stories.)

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