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The fight for Misrata

<p>Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. 

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Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters and civilians scramble for cover atop a building during a firefight and shelling near Tripoli street in Misrata, April 21, 2011. 

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Rebel fighters and civilians scramble for cover atop a building during a firefight and shelling near Tripoli street in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters and civilians scramble for cover atop a building during a firefight and shelling near Tripoli street in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Blood stained boots of a killed rebel fighter are seen outside the emergency ward of Misrata hospital April 22, 2011. 

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Blood stained boots of a killed rebel fighter are seen outside the emergency ward of Misrata hospital April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Blood stained boots of a killed rebel fighter are seen outside the emergency ward of Misrata hospital April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter patrols in Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. 

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A rebel fighter patrols in Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter patrols in Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter cries following the death of one of the rebel commanders during fighting in Misrata hospital April 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A rebel fighter cries following the death of one of the rebel commanders during fighting in Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter cries following the death of one of the rebel commanders during fighting in Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters celebrate next to a captured Gaddafi forces tank at Tripoli street in Misrata April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

Rebel fighters celebrate next to a captured Gaddafi forces tank at Tripoli street in Misrata April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters celebrate next to a captured Gaddafi forces tank at Tripoli street in Misrata April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A building near Tripoli street is burning following heavy fighting in Misrata, April 21, 2011. 

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A building near Tripoli street is burning following heavy fighting in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A building near Tripoli street is burning following heavy fighting in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters run for cover in Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Rebel fighters run for cover in Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters run for cover in Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A doctor's gloved hand is covered in blood in a Misrata hospital, April 20, 2011. 

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A doctor's gloved hand is covered in blood in a Misrata hospital, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A doctor's gloved hand is covered in blood in a Misrata hospital, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters stand on top of a captured tank belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, outside Misrata's tallest building, April 22, 2011. 

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Rebel fighters stand on top of a captured tank belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, outside Misrata's tallest building, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters stand on top of a captured tank belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, outside Misrata's tallest building, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Doctors try to save the life of a severely injured civilian following heavy shelling in Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

Doctors try to save the life of a severely injured civilian following heavy shelling in Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Doctors try to save the life of a severely injured civilian following heavy shelling in Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter secures a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. 

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A rebel fighter secures a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter secures a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter takes cover behind a wall atop a building during a firefight and shelling near Tripoli street in Misrata, April 21, 2011. 

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A rebel fighter takes cover behind a wall atop a building during a firefight and shelling near Tripoli street in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter takes cover behind a wall atop a building during a firefight and shelling near Tripoli street in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A severely injured rebel is carried into Misrata hospital following heavy shelling April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A severely injured rebel is carried into Misrata hospital following heavy shelling April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A severely injured rebel is carried into Misrata hospital following heavy shelling April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters drive a makeshift armoured jeep past a captured Gaddafi forces tank in Misrata, April 22, 2011. 

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Rebel fighters drive a makeshift armoured jeep past a captured Gaddafi forces tank in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters drive a makeshift armoured jeep past a captured Gaddafi forces tank in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter runs for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A rebel fighter runs for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter runs for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Doctors try to save the life of a severely injured civilian following heavy shelling in Misrata hospital, April 21, 2011. 

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Doctors try to save the life of a severely injured civilian following heavy shelling in Misrata hospital, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Doctors try to save the life of a severely injured civilian following heavy shelling in Misrata hospital, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter walks at a war-damaged crossroad in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. 

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A rebel fighter walks at a war-damaged crossroad in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter walks at a war-damaged crossroad in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters are seen on Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011.
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Rebel fighters are seen on Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters are seen on Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>The hand of an injured civilian is seen in the emergency ward of a Misrata hospital April 22, 2011.

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The hand of an injured civilian is seen in the emergency ward of a Misrata hospital April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The hand of an injured civilian is seen in the emergency ward of a Misrata hospital April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters and youths run for cover on Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. 

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Rebel fighters and youths run for cover on Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters and youths run for cover on Tripoli street in Misrata, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>An evacuee fleeing Misrata arrives on Greek ferry Ionian Spirit at the port of Benghazi, April 21, 2011.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh</p>

An evacuee fleeing Misrata arrives on Greek ferry Ionian Spirit at the port of Benghazi, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An evacuee fleeing Misrata arrives on Greek ferry Ionian Spirit at the port of Benghazi, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>A rebel fighter mourns his dead comrades, killed early morning during shelling by Gaddafi forces in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A rebel fighter mourns his dead comrades, killed early morning during shelling by Gaddafi forces in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter mourns his dead comrades, killed early morning during shelling by Gaddafi forces in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A rebel fighter runs for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A rebel fighter runs for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A rebel fighter runs for cover inside a building on the frontline in Tripoli street in central Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>An African girl, who was evacuated from Misrata, looks through the window of a bus after arriving by ship at the port of Benghazi, April 21, 2011. 

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An African girl, who was evacuated from Misrata, looks through the window of a bus after arriving by ship at the port of Benghazi, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Esam al-Fetori

An African girl, who was evacuated from Misrata, looks through the window of a bus after arriving by ship at the port of Benghazi, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Esam al-Fetori

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<p>Libyan civilians being evacuated by a fishing boat from Misrata wait to disembark at the port of Benghazi, April 18, 2011. 

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Libyan civilians being evacuated by a fishing boat from Misrata wait to disembark at the port of Benghazi, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Libyan civilians being evacuated by a fishing boat from Misrata wait to disembark at the port of Benghazi, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Mohammed Hassan, 10, who has a head injury caused by a bullet, is seen in Misrata hospital, April 20, 2011. 

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Mohammed Hassan, 10, who has a head injury caused by a bullet, is seen in Misrata hospital, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Mohammed Hassan, 10, who has a head injury caused by a bullet, is seen in Misrata hospital, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Shoes belonging to people who have killed are seen in a box outside Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Shoes belonging to people who have killed are seen in a box outside Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Shoes belonging to people who have killed are seen in a box outside Misrata hospital April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Libyan man waves at a fishing boat carrying evacuees from Misrata at the port of Benghazi, April 18, 2011. 

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A Libyan man waves at a fishing boat carrying evacuees from Misrata at the port of Benghazi, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Libyan man waves at a fishing boat carrying evacuees from Misrata at the port of Benghazi, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rebel fighters mourn in Misrata hospital for their three dead comrades, killed early morning during shelling by Gaddafi forces in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Rebel fighters mourn in Misrata hospital for their three dead comrades, killed early morning during shelling by Gaddafi forces in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters mourn in Misrata hospital for their three dead comrades, killed early morning during shelling by Gaddafi forces in Misrata, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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