Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online during appeal

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Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, attends a news conference after a court hearing in Los Angeles in this file photo
Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the "Innocence of Muslims", an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, attends a news conference outside her attorney's office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected Google's request to put on hold an order requiring the company to remove an anti-Islamic video from YouTube while litigation around the issue continued.

The order came from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Ken Wills)