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<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. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </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. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A woman rebel fighter supporter shoots an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces from Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A woman rebel fighter supporter shoots an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces from Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A woman rebel fighter supporter shoots an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces from Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A supporter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi chants slogans during a protest in Tripoli March 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

A supporter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi chants slogans during a protest in Tripoli March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi chants slogans during a protest in Tripoli March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Supporters of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi show pieces of shrapnel from what the government said was a western missile attack on a building inside Bab Al-Aziziyah, Gaddafi's heavily fortified Tripoli compound March 21, 2011. The sign reads, "Long live the leader!" REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

Supporters of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi show pieces of shrapnel from what the government said was a western missile attack on a building inside Bab Al-Aziziyah, Gaddafi's heavily fortified Tripoli compound March 21, 2011. The sign reads, "Long...more

Supporters of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi show pieces of shrapnel from what the government said was a western missile attack on a building inside Bab Al-Aziziyah, Gaddafi's heavily fortified Tripoli compound March 21, 2011. The sign reads, "Long live the leader!" REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>A rebel fighter carries his weapon at the scene of what residents said was a French airstrike against Muammar Gaddafi's forces early on Sunday morning on the southern outskirts of Benghazi in northeastern Libya, March 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A rebel fighter carries his weapon at the scene of what residents said was a French airstrike against Muammar Gaddafi's forces early on Sunday morning on the southern outskirts of Benghazi in northeastern Libya, March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr...more

A rebel fighter carries his weapon at the scene of what residents said was a French airstrike against Muammar Gaddafi's forces early on Sunday morning on the southern outskirts of Benghazi in northeastern Libya, March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Rebels hold a young man at gunpoint, who they accuse of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Rebels hold a young man at gunpoint, who they accuse of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Rebels hold a young man at gunpoint, who they accuse of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr...more

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A Libyan government soldier displays a tattoo of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the west gate of town Ajdabiyah March 16, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

A Libyan government soldier displays a tattoo of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the west gate of town Ajdabiyah March 16, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Libyan government soldier displays a tattoo of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the west gate of town Ajdabiyah March 16, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>Relatives of a rebel killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf, mourn during his funeral in Benghazi March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Relatives of a rebel killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf, mourn during his funeral in Benghazi March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Relatives of a rebel killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf, mourn during his funeral in Benghazi March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (R- in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far L), Getty Images photographer John Moore (2nd L), freelance photographer Holly Pickett (3rdL) and freelancer Philip Poupin (4th L) run for cover during a bombing run by Libyan government planes at a checkpoint near the oil refinery of Ras Lanuf March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Paul Conroy </p>

Journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (R- in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far L), Getty Images photographer John Moore (2nd L), freelance photographer Holly Pickett (3rdL) and freelancer Philip Poupin (4th L) run for cover...more

Journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (R- in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far L), Getty Images photographer John Moore (2nd L), freelance photographer Holly Pickett (3rdL) and freelancer Philip Poupin (4th L) run for cover during a bombing run by Libyan government planes at a checkpoint near the oil refinery of Ras Lanuf March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Conroy

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<p>A rebel fighter takes a break in Brega, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter takes a break in Brega, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter takes a break in Brega, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi arrives to give television interviews at a hotel in Tripoli March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi arrives to give television interviews at a hotel in Tripoli March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi arrives to give television interviews at a hotel in Tripoli March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>Ali, 22, an entrepreneur who has joined the weeks-old Libyan rebellion, poses for a portrait in a burned out building of a military base in the rebel headquarters of Benghazi, March 14, 2011. Countless young Libyan males have quit school or work to join the ranks of rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Ali, 22, an entrepreneur who has joined the weeks-old Libyan rebellion, poses for a portrait in a burned out building of a military base in the rebel headquarters of Benghazi, March 14, 2011. Countless young Libyan males have quit school or work to...more

Ali, 22, an entrepreneur who has joined the weeks-old Libyan rebellion, poses for a portrait in a burned out building of a military base in the rebel headquarters of Benghazi, March 14, 2011. Countless young Libyan males have quit school or work to join the ranks of rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, pauses during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli March 10, 2011.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, pauses during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, pauses during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Rebel fighters sit on a sofa at a check point in Ajdabiyah, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Rebel fighters sit on a sofa at a check point in Ajdabiyah, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Rebel fighters sit on a sofa at a check point in Ajdabiyah, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A Libyan army soldier gestures in front of the recaptured governor's office, draped in green cloth by supporters of leader Muammar Gaddafi, at Martyr's Square in the centre of Zawiyah, 50 km (30 miles) west of the capital Tripoli, March 11, 2011. Pictures taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

A Libyan army soldier gestures in front of the recaptured governor's office, draped in green cloth by supporters of leader Muammar Gaddafi, at Martyr's Square in the centre of Zawiyah, 50 km (30 miles) west of the capital Tripoli, March 11, 2011....more

A Libyan army soldier gestures in front of the recaptured governor's office, draped in green cloth by supporters of leader Muammar Gaddafi, at Martyr's Square in the centre of Zawiyah, 50 km (30 miles) west of the capital Tripoli, March 11, 2011. Pictures taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>A rebel fighter fires a cannon during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter fires a cannon during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter fires a cannon during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Thousands of Bangladeshi evacuees carry their belongings as they walk away from the border area where they have been stranded for more than four days after crossing into Tunisia and fleeing the violence in Libya, at the border crossing of Ras Jdir March 4, 2011. The Bangladeshis walked for 10 km (6 miles) to reach a refugee camp set by UNHCR. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Thousands of Bangladeshi evacuees carry their belongings as they walk away from the border area where they have been stranded for more than four days after crossing into Tunisia and fleeing the violence in Libya, at the border crossing of Ras Jdir...more

Thousands of Bangladeshi evacuees carry their belongings as they walk away from the border area where they have been stranded for more than four days after crossing into Tunisia and fleeing the violence in Libya, at the border crossing of Ras Jdir March 4, 2011. The Bangladeshis walked for 10 km (6 miles) to reach a refugee camp set by UNHCR. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Seen through night-vision lenses aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15), guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) fires Tomahawk cruise missiles in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn in the Mediterranean Sea on March 19, 2011. This was one of approximately 110 cruise missiles fired from U.S. and British ships and submarines that targeted about 20 radar and anti-aircraft sites along Libya's Mediterranean coast. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. REUTERS/Nathanael Miller/U.S. Navy photo/Handout </p>

Seen through night-vision lenses aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15), guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) fires Tomahawk cruise missiles in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn in the Mediterranean Sea on March 19, 2011. This was...more

Seen through night-vision lenses aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15), guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) fires Tomahawk cruise missiles in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn in the Mediterranean Sea on March 19, 2011. This was one of approximately 110 cruise missiles fired from U.S. and British ships and submarines that targeted about 20 radar and anti-aircraft sites along Libya's Mediterranean coast. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. REUTERS/Nathanael Miller/U.S. Navy photo/Handout

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<p>A man lights a fire to look at the underground prisons that were part of the headquarters for forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A man lights a fire to look at the underground prisons that were part of the headquarters for forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A man lights a fire to look at the underground prisons that were part of the headquarters for forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Libyan army fire anti-aircraft missiles during air strikes by coalition forces in Tripoli March 20, 2011. Western forces pounded Libya's air defences and patrolled its skies on Sunday, but their day-old intervention hit a serious diplomatic setback as the Arab League chief condemned the "bombardment of civilians".  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)</p>

Libyan army fire anti-aircraft missiles during air strikes by coalition forces in Tripoli March 20, 2011. Western forces pounded Libya's air defences and patrolled its skies on Sunday, but their day-old intervention hit a serious diplomatic setback...more

Libyan army fire anti-aircraft missiles during air strikes by coalition forces in Tripoli March 20, 2011. Western forces pounded Libya's air defences and patrolled its skies on Sunday, but their day-old intervention hit a serious diplomatic setback as the Arab League chief condemned the "bombardment of civilians". REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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<p>Mourners react during the funeral of a rebel killed in Bin Jawad during clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi's cemetery March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Mourners react during the funeral of a rebel killed in Bin Jawad during clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi's cemetery March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Mourners react during the funeral of a rebel killed in Bin Jawad during clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi's cemetery March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Rebel fighters sit on a tank captured from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Rebel fighters sit on a tank captured from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Rebel fighters sit on a tank captured from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A washroom attendant chants slogans supporting Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi at a hospital in Tripoli March 1, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A washroom attendant chants slogans supporting Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi at a hospital in Tripoli March 1, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A washroom attendant chants slogans supporting Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi at a hospital in Tripoli March 1, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A youth attends a protest against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi February 26, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A youth attends a protest against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi February 26, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A youth attends a protest against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi February 26, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A supporter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi gestures during a protest at Bab Al-Aziziyah in Tripoli March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

A supporter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi gestures during a protest at Bab Al-Aziziyah in Tripoli March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi gestures during a protest at Bab Al-Aziziyah in Tripoli March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>A medical worker walks between bodies of rebels killed in recent fighting with troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a morgue of a hospital in Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

A medical worker walks between bodies of rebels killed in recent fighting with troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a morgue of a hospital in Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A medical worker walks between bodies of rebels killed in recent fighting with troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a morgue of a hospital in Benghazi March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>An anti-Gaddafi rebel prays and chants along a road during clashes with pro-Qaddafi forces near Ras Lanuf March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

An anti-Gaddafi rebel prays and chants along a road during clashes with pro-Qaddafi forces near Ras Lanuf March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An anti-Gaddafi rebel prays and chants along a road during clashes with pro-Qaddafi forces near Ras Lanuf March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A rebel fighter fires his anti-aircraft gun as he flees together with other rebel fighters from Ajdabiyah, outside Ajdabiyah on the road to Benghazi, March 15, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter fires his anti-aircraft gun as he flees together with other rebel fighters from Ajdabiyah, outside Ajdabiyah on the road to Benghazi, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter fires his anti-aircraft gun as he flees together with other rebel fighters from Ajdabiyah, outside Ajdabiyah on the road to Benghazi, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A pair of shoes are left behind after an injured rebel was taken to hospital after getting hit during clashes with pro-Gaddafi forces between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jawad March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

A pair of shoes are left behind after an injured rebel was taken to hospital after getting hit during clashes with pro-Gaddafi forces between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jawad March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A pair of shoes are left behind after an injured rebel was taken to hospital after getting hit during clashes with pro-Gaddafi forces between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jawad March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A mourner reacts next to graves of rebels killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Bin Jawad, in Benghazi's Cemetery March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A mourner reacts next to graves of rebels killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Bin Jawad, in Benghazi's Cemetery March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A mourner reacts next to graves of rebels killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Bin Jawad, in Benghazi's Cemetery March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Rebel fighters jump away from shrapnel during heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near Bin Jawad, March 6, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Rebel fighters jump away from shrapnel during heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near Bin Jawad, March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Rebel fighters jump away from shrapnel during heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near Bin Jawad, March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>An anti-Gaddafi rebel talks with his knife saying "We will kill Gaddafi" as rebels clash with pro-Gaddafi forces close to the area of Bin Jawad March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

An anti-Gaddafi rebel talks with his knife saying "We will kill Gaddafi" as rebels clash with pro-Gaddafi forces close to the area of Bin Jawad March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An anti-Gaddafi rebel talks with his knife saying "We will kill Gaddafi" as rebels clash with pro-Gaddafi forces close to the area of Bin Jawad March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A rebel fighter fires his rifle at a military aircraft loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint in Ras Lanuf March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter fires his rifle at a military aircraft loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint in Ras Lanuf March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter fires his rifle at a military aircraft loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint in Ras Lanuf March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Anti-Gaddafi protesters hanging effigies of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are reflected in a photo of a youth who was killed in the recent clashes in Benghazi March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Anti-Gaddafi protesters hanging effigies of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are reflected in a photo of a youth who was killed in the recent clashes in Benghazi March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Anti-Gaddafi protesters hanging effigies of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are reflected in a photo of a youth who was killed in the recent clashes in Benghazi March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A rebel fighter carries a shell as he runs during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter carries a shell as he runs during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter carries a shell as he runs during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>An anti-government protester prays in a state security building taken over by anti-government protesters in Benghazi city, Libya, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

An anti-government protester prays in a state security building taken over by anti-government protesters in Benghazi city, Libya, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An anti-government protester prays in a state security building taken over by anti-government protesters in Benghazi city, Libya, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A man walks inside the burnt main prison of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Benghazi February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A man walks inside the burnt main prison of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Benghazi February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A man walks inside the burnt main prison of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Benghazi February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>People look at the underground prisons that were part of the headquarters for forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

People look at the underground prisons that were part of the headquarters for forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

People look at the underground prisons that were part of the headquarters for forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A man walks inside a damaged reception room of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi inside his personal headquarters in Benghazi's airport March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A man walks inside a damaged reception room of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi inside his personal headquarters in Benghazi's airport March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A man walks inside a damaged reception room of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi inside his personal headquarters in Benghazi's airport March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A rebel fires a rocket at a Libyan air force jet loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi during a battle in the desert near Brega, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Silva/Folhapress </p>

A rebel fires a rocket at a Libyan air force jet loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi during a battle in the desert near Brega, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Silva/Folhapress

A rebel fires a rocket at a Libyan air force jet loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi during a battle in the desert near Brega, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Silva/Folhapress

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<p>Anti-government demonstrators burn copies of the Green Book next to the Green Book Studies Center in Benghazi March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

Anti-government demonstrators burn copies of the Green Book next to the Green Book Studies Center in Benghazi March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-government demonstrators burn copies of the Green Book next to the Green Book Studies Center in Benghazi March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Egyptians sleep next to their belongings as they wait for transportation at a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

Egyptians sleep next to their belongings as they wait for transportation at a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Egyptians sleep next to their belongings as they wait for transportation at a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya February 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Protesters sits atop a wall during anti-Gaddafi demonstrations in Tobruk, east of Tripoli March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Protesters sits atop a wall during anti-Gaddafi demonstrations in Tobruk, east of Tripoli March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Protesters sits atop a wall during anti-Gaddafi demonstrations in Tobruk, east of Tripoli March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A Brazilian evacuee from Libya disembarks at the port of Piraeus near Athens February 27, 2011. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A Brazilian evacuee from Libya disembarks at the port of Piraeus near Athens February 27, 2011. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A Brazilian evacuee from Libya disembarks at the port of Piraeus near Athens February 27, 2011. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>People inspect a destroyed weapons dump near Benghazi March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

People inspect a destroyed weapons dump near Benghazi March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

People inspect a destroyed weapons dump near Benghazi March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A member of Gaddafi's forces captured by rebels during clashes in Ras Lanouf sits in a room in Ajdabiya city March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

A member of Gaddafi's forces captured by rebels during clashes in Ras Lanouf sits in a room in Ajdabiya city March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A member of Gaddafi's forces captured by rebels during clashes in Ras Lanouf sits in a room in Ajdabiya city March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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A suspected African mercenary sits in a room within a courthouse as he is held by anti-government protesters in Benghazi February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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