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Marlins lowering flags to half-staff due to Libya tragedies

Marlins lowering flags to half-staff due to Libya tragedies

Marlins lowering flags to half-staff due to Libya tragedies
MIAMI -- Tension around the world is hitting home.

In respect to the tragedies in Libya, Major League Baseball has requested all teams lower the American flag to half-staff this weekend.

The Marlins received the memo about 30 minutes before Friday night's game against the Reds at Marlins Park.

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On Saturday and Sunday, the American flag at Marlins Park will be lowered. The flag is located beyond the wall in left-center fielder, next to the Home Run sculpture.

"As everyone else in baseball, our thoughts and prayers are with those families affected by these tragedies," said P.J. Loyello, the Marlins senior vice president of communications and broadcasting.

Late Tuesday, the U.S. ambassador to Libya -- along with three others -- was killed, and there have been protests outside the U.S. embassies.

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