Reverend Terry Jones of the World Outreach Center in Florida has since canceled the burning event, according to news outlets such as CNN; however, the alert remains in effect until the end of the month.
The alert further reads: "We urge you to pay attention to local reaction to the situation, and to avoid areas where demonstrations may take place ... We also remind you of the continuing threat to U.S. interests and citizens posed by various terrorist groups, as outlined in the Department's Worldwide Caution."
Visit the U.S. Department of State's Web site for more information.
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