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Fact Check: Image Purporting to Show Hillary Clinton at Guantanamo Bay is Fake 
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Fact Check: Image Purporting to Show Hillary Clinton at Guantanamo Bay is Fake 

The photo was digitally altered.

Former U.S. Secretary of Hillary Clinton speaks to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University on April 19, 2023, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson/Getty Images)

An image is circulating online purporting to show former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being apprehended by U.S. armed forces at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba. The image is fake and has been digitally altered. 

The original photograph of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp that was altered to create the fake image was taken by a Reuters photographer on June 11, 2006, and shows a Guantanamo detainee being escorted to his cell by prison officials. 

The original photograph of Clinton, superimposed upon the Guantanamo Bay photo, dates to February 24, 2016, and was also taken by a Reuters photographer. It shows Clinton losing her balance momentarily upon her arrival at a home for ex-offenders and substance abusers in North Charleston, South Carolina, where she was given a tour of the facility.

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Cameron Hilditch is a fact-check reporter for The Dispatch.

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