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Special report: The West's unwanted war in Libya

<p>Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. It is a war that Barack Obama didn't want, David Cameron didn't need, Angela Merkel couldn't cope with and Silvio Berlusconi dreaded. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files</p>

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. It is a war that Barack Obama didn't want, David Cameron didn't need,...more

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. It is a war that Barack Obama didn't want, David Cameron didn't need, Angela Merkel couldn't cope with and Silvio Berlusconi dreaded. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files

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<p>Rebel fighters rest in the shade of a vehicle outside the northeastern Libyan town of Ajdabiyah, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files</p>

Rebel fighters rest in the shade of a vehicle outside the northeastern Libyan town of Ajdabiyah, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files

Rebel fighters rest in the shade of a vehicle outside the northeastern Libyan town of Ajdabiyah, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files

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<p>Security Council members vote on a Libyan resolution during a Security Council Meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files</p>

Security Council members vote on a Libyan resolution during a Security Council Meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files

Security Council members vote on a Libyan resolution during a Security Council Meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files

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<p>France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa at the Elysee Palace ahead of international talks on Libya in Paris March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files</p>

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa at the Elysee Palace ahead of international talks on Libya in Paris March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa at the Elysee Palace ahead of international talks on Libya in Paris March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

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<p>France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier patrols in the Mediterranean, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files</p>

France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier patrols in the Mediterranean, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier patrols in the Mediterranean, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

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