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Libyan rebels push towards Tripoli on two fronts

<p>Rebel fighters enter the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle to seize control of the town from forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili</p>

Rebel fighters enter the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle to seize control of the town from forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

Rebel fighters enter the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle to seize control of the town from forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

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<p>Rebel fighters enter the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle to seize control of the town from forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili</p>

Rebel fighters enter the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle to seize control of the town from forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

Rebel fighters enter the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle to seize control of the town from forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

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<p>Rebel fighters tear a Libyan flag at the western entrance to the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle in which they seized control of the village from troops loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili</p>

Rebel fighters tear a Libyan flag at the western entrance to the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle in which they seized control of the village from troops loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

Rebel fighters tear a Libyan flag at the western entrance to the village of Al-Qawalish, after a battle in which they seized control of the village from troops loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

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<p>Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plays chess with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the international chess federation, in Tripoli on June 12, 2011 in this still image taken from video broadcast on Libyan state television. REUTERS/Libya TV via REUTERS TV</p>

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plays chess with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the international chess federation, in Tripoli on June 12, 2011 in this still image taken from video broadcast on Libyan state television. REUTERS/Libya TV via...more

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plays chess with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the international chess federation, in Tripoli on June 12, 2011 in this still image taken from video broadcast on Libyan state television. REUTERS/Libya TV via REUTERS TV

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<p>Head of National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil speaks during an interview with Reuters in Benghazi July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani</p>

Head of National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil speaks during an interview with Reuters in Benghazi July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Head of National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil speaks during an interview with Reuters in Benghazi July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

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<p>A rebel prepares his improvised 68mm rocket launcher on the front line, in the village of Kikla, which lies approximately 150 km (93 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili</p>

A rebel prepares his improvised 68mm rocket launcher on the front line, in the village of Kikla, which lies approximately 150 km (93 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

A rebel prepares his improvised 68mm rocket launcher on the front line, in the village of Kikla, which lies approximately 150 km (93 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

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<p>Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani</p>

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

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<p>Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani</p>

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

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<p>Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani</p>

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony in Benghazi June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

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