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Economic fall-out from anti-Muslim film protests

22 September 2012 Last updated at 19:11 BST

The violence in the Middle East in response to the US-made anti-Islam film could not have come at a worse time for countries in the region trying to move on after revolution.

In Egypt - North Africa's biggest economy - foreign investment is yet to return to its pre-revolution levels, and the US has been key in helping aid the recovery.

America has helped fund Egypt to the tune of about $1.3bn in military aid each year, but with the fall-out from the riots and as near neighbours offer increasing of support, can Cairo cope without the US?

Simon Atkinson reports.