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A Libyan rebel fighter flashs the victory sign as he carries rocket propelled grenades at a check point near the key city of Ajdabiya on March 23, 2011 as government forces have encircled the town.
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A Libyan rebel fighter flashs the victory sign as he carries rocket propelled grenades at a check point near the key city of Ajdabiya as government forces have encircled the town.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
An F-16's takes off from Leeuwarden Airbase for the Italian island of Sardinia on March 24, 2011. The Netherlands contributed six F-16 fighter jets, about 200 soldiers, a mine hunter ship and a tanker plane to NATO efforts to enforce a Libyan arms embargo, the government said yesterday.
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An F-16's takes off from Leeuwarden Airbase for the Italian island of Sardinia on March 24, 2011. The Netherlands contributed six F-16 fighter jets, about 200 soldiers, a mine hunter ship and a tanker plane to NATO efforts to enforce a Libyan arms embargo, the government said yesterday.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
Libyans inspect the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, Libya.
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Libyans inspect the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, Libya.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
French pilots arrive at the aerial military base 126 - Capitaine Preziosi in Solenzara, Corsica, the French Mediterranean island after their mission in Libya on March 23, 2011. A political contact group for Libya, bringing together the United States, France, Britain and other coalition partners, will meet for the first time on March 24, 2011 in London, the French foreign minister said.
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French pilots arrive at the aerial military base 126 - Capitaine Preziosi in Solenzara, Corsica, the French Mediterranean island after their mission in Libya on March 23, 2011. A political contact group for Libya, bringing together the United States, France, Britain and other coalition partners, will meet for the first time on March 24, 2011 in London, the French foreign minister said.

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Pilots fly in a French air force Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 702 French air force base take part in an air surveillance mission above the Mediterranean sea on March 23, 2011. Coalition forces - led by the United States, France and Britain and including other European states along with Qatar - have launched air strikes in Libya since Saturday, acting under a UN resolution authorising "all necessary means" to protect civilians in Libya.
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Pilots fly in a French air force Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 702 French air force base take part in an air surveillance mission above the Mediterranean sea. Coalition forces - led by the United States, France and Britain and including other European states along with Qatar - have launched air strikes in Libya since Saturday, acting under a UN resolution authorising "all necessary means" to protect civilians in Libya.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
A Libyan rebel gestures on March 24, 2011, as they try to retake the strategic eastern oil town of Ajdabiya from troops loyal to Moamer Kadhafi.
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A Libyan rebel gestures on March 24, 2011, as they try to retake the strategic eastern oil town of Ajdabiya from troops loyal to Moamer Kadhafi.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
Libyan rebels pray on the road to Ajdabiya on March 24, 2011 as they try to retake the strategic eastern oil town from troops loyal to Moamer Kadhafi.
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Libyan rebels pray on the road to Ajdabiya on March 24, 2011 as they try to retake the strategic eastern oil town from troops loyal to Moamer Kadhafi.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
A boy holds a toy gun as Libyans loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi mourn at the funeral of 33 Libyans they say were killed in allied air strikes on March 24, 2011, in Tripoli, Libya. More than 160 cruise missiles have been fired at Libya as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn, a UN-sanctioned military effort to prevent forces of Col. Gaddafi from making further advances against anti-government rebels.
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A boy holds a toy gun as Libyans loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi mourn at the funeral of 33 Libyans they say were killed in allied air strikes on March 24, 2011, in Tripoli, Libya. More than 160 cruise missiles have been fired at Libya as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn, a UN-sanctioned military effort to prevent forces of Col. Gaddafi from making further advances against anti-government rebels.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
Libyans loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi mourn at the funeral of 33 Libyans they say were killed in allied air strikes on March 24, 2011, in Tripoli, Libya.
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Libyans loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi mourn at the funeral of 33 Libyans they say were killed in allied air strikes on March 24, 2011, in Tripoli, Libya.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
A Libyan rebel chants slogans as he takes part in a march to support the international coalition on March 24, 2011 in Benghazi, as rebels battled on to the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya today as plans firmed for NATO to take over coalition operations after Tripoli came under attack for a sixth day and death tolls mounted.
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A Libyan rebel chants slogans as he takes part in a march to support the international coalition on March 24, 2011 in Benghazi, as rebels battled on to the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya today as plans firmed for NATO to take over coalition operations after Tripoli came under attack for a sixth day and death tolls mounted.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
A Libyan woman poses with her face decorated with the French flag (L) and Libyan revolution's colours during a march in Benghazi to support the international coalition on March 24, 2011, as rebels battled on to the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya today.

A Libyan woman poses with her face decorated with the French flag (L) and Libyan revolution's colours during a march in Benghazi to support the international coalition on March 24, 2011, as rebels battled on to the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya today.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
A young boy holds a portrait of Bahraini Shiite Bahiya al-Aradi during her funerals in central Manama on March 22, 2011. Aradi, 51, went missing on March 16 evening, and a car that she drove was found the day after in al-Qadam village, west of Manama, with bloodstains on the driver's seat. She was pronounced dead on March 21 after being shot in the head.
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A young boy holds a portrait of Bahraini Shiite Bahiya al-Aradi during her funerals in central Manama on March 22, 2011. Aradi, 51, went missing on March 16 evening, and a car that she drove was found the day after in al-Qadam village, west of Manama, with bloodstains on the driver's seat. She was pronounced dead on March 21 after being shot in the head.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
An unidentified military ship is docked at Salman harhor in Manama on March 22, 2011, as Kuwaiti navy units have joined other Gulf forces deployed in Bahrain to contain a Shiite-led pro-democracy movement, the Bahraini army chief said.
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An unidentified military ship is docked at Salman harhor in Manama on March 22, 2011, as Kuwaiti navy units have joined other Gulf forces deployed in Bahrain to contain a Shiite-led pro-democracy movement, the Bahraini army chief said.

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People stand in front of the wreckage of the Boussetta Libyan navy base on March 22, 2011, the day after it was bombarded some 10 kilometres (six miles) east of Tripoli center.
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People stand in front of the wreckage of the Boussetta Libyan navy base on March 22, 2011, the day after it was bombarded some 10 kilometres (six miles) east of Tripoli center.

Libya and Bahrain in Pictures
Bahraini Shiite wave a Bahrain flag as they attend the funerals of Bahiya al-Aradi in central Manama on March 22, 2011
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Bahraini Shiite wave a Bahrain flag as they attend the funerals of Bahiya al-Aradi in central Manama on March 22, 2011

Road to Benghazi
Wrecked tanks and military vehicles belonging to Muammar Gaddafi's are pictured in Al-Gwasha, 25 kms West of Benghazi, on March 21, 2011. The forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi retreated to the key town of Ajdabiya, south of the city of Benghazi, after Western-led air strikes destroyed much of their armour, leaving dozens of wrecked tanks along the road.
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Wrecked tanks and military vehicles belonging to Muammar Gaddafi's are pictured in Al-Gwasha, 25 kms West of Benghazi, on March 21, 2011. The forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi retreated to the key town of Ajdabiya, south of the city of Benghazi, after Western-led air strikes destroyed much of their armour, leaving dozens of wrecked tanks along the road.

Gaddafi's Government
People stand near the rubble after a missile totally destroyed an administrative building of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi residence in Tripoli on March 20, 2011. The building which was about 50 metres (165 feet) from the tent where Gaddafi generally meets guests was flattened.
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People stand near the rubble after a missile totally destroyed an administrative building of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi residence in Tripoli on March 20, 2011. The building which was about 50 metres (165 feet) from the tent where Gaddafi generally meets guests was flattened.

Libyan Rebels
A Libyan rebel fighter smiles as he gathers with comrades prior to a failed attempt to take the town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Gaddafi's forces on March 21, 2011.
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A Libyan rebel fighter smiles as he gathers with comrades prior to a failed attempt to take the town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Gaddafi's forces on March 21, 2011.

Rebel Standoff in Libya
Libyan rebels duck for cover during a failed attempt to take the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Gaddafi's forces on March 21, 2011 as news reports said Libyan government forces pulled back 100 kilometres (60 miles) from rebel-held Benghazi but showed they still had plenty of fight as they beat off an insurgent advance.
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Libyan rebels duck for cover during a failed attempt to take the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Gaddafi's forces on March 21, 2011 as news reports said Libyan government forces pulled back 100 kilometres (60 miles) from rebel-held Benghazi but showed they still had plenty of fight as they beat off an insurgent advance.

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A Marine Corps Harrier jump jet returns to USS Kearsarge for fuel and ammunition resupply while conducting air strikes in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, March 20, 2011.
Source: U.S. Marine Corps

A Marine Corps Harrier jump jet returns to USS Kearsarge for fuel and ammunition resupply while conducting air strikes in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, March 20, 2011.

Bahraini Mourners
Bahraini Shiite mourners follow the coffin of slain Issa Abdali Radhi during his funeral in the town of Sitra outside the capital Manama on March 20, 2010, after he was killed several days ago during the crackdown by security forces on anti-government demonstrators in the capital.
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Bahraini Shiite mourners follow the coffin of slain Issa Abdali Radhi during his funeral in the town of Sitra outside the capital Manama on March 20, 2010, after he was killed several days ago during the crackdown by security forces on anti-government demonstrators in the capital.

Bahrain Funeral Procession
Thousands of Bahraini Shiite Muslims walk in a funeral procession in the village of Bori outside Manama on March 21, 2011 for Abdel Rasoul al-Hujeiri, a Shiite who was alledgedly beaten to death in a local market in the Gulf kingdom last week. The funeral came as King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad said his country foiled  a "foreign plot" to target Gulf countries, in a possible reference to Iran, after security forces crushed Shiite-led unrest.
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Thousands of Bahraini Shiite Muslims walk in a funeral procession in the village of Bori outside Manama on March 21, 2011 for Abdel Rasoul al-Hujeiri, a Shiite who was alledgedly beaten to death in a local market in the Gulf kingdom last week. The funeral came as King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad said his country foiled  a "foreign plot" to target Gulf countries, in a possible reference to Iran, after security forces crushed Shiite-led unrest.

Libyan Jet Shot Down
A Libyan jet bomber crashes after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.
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A Libyan jet bomber crashes after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.

Libyan Jet Crash
Smoke billows after a Libyan jet bomber crashed after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.
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Smoke billows after a Libyan jet bomber crashed after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.

Libyan Rebels
Libyan rebels wave their flag on top of a wrecked tank belonging to Moammar Gaddafi's forces on the western entrance of Benghazi on March 20, 2011. The initial part of an international operation to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya "has been successful" and the government's offensive on Benghazi has been stopped, top US military commander Michael Mullen said.
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Libyan rebels wave their flag on top of a wrecked tank belonging to Moammar Gaddafi's forces on the western entrance of Benghazi on March 20, 2011.

The initial part of an international operation to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya "has been successful" and the government's offensive on Benghazi has been stopped, top US military commander Michael Mullen said.

Pro-Gaddafi, Anti-UN
Libyan women shout slogans while holding a picture of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in Tripoli during a protest against the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 which authorises "all necessary measures" to establish a no-fly zone, protect civilian areas and impose a ceasefire on Gaddafi's military.
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Libyan women shout slogans while holding a picture of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in Tripoli during a protest against the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 which authorises "all necessary measures" to establish a no-fly zone, protect civilian areas and impose a ceasefire on Gaddafi's military.

Manama Monument Destroyed
Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Square monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Square which had come to symbolize the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there.

Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Square monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Square which had come to symbolize the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there.

Mourning the Fallen
Bahraini Shiite Muslims carry the coffin of Issa Abdali Radhi during his funeral in the town of Sitra outside the capital Manama on March 20, 2010, after he was killed several days ago during the crackdown by security forces on anti-government demonstrators in the capital.
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Bahraini Shiite Muslims carry the coffin of Issa Abdali Radhi during his funeral in the town of Sitra outside the capital Manama on March 20, 2010, after he was killed several days ago during the crackdown by security forces on anti-government demonstrators in the capital.

Libyan Resistance
An anti-Kadhafi regime protester holds a Libyan flag of the former monarchy on the second day of a protest on the roof of the Libyan embassy in central London, on March 17, 2011.
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An anti-Kadhafi regime protester holds a Libyan flag of the former monarchy on the second day of a protest on the roof of the Libyan embassy in central London, on March 17, 2011.

Changing Currencies
A Libyan bank cashier holds outdated bank notes, which had been removed from circulation several years ago and reissued recently by the central bank due to cash shortage, at a bank in Tripoli on March 17, 2011.
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A Libyan bank cashier holds outdated bank notes, which had been removed from circulation several years ago and reissued recently by the central bank due to cash shortage, at a bank in Tripoli on March 17, 2011.

Young Supporters
Libyan school children hold portraits of leader Moamer Kadhafi as they protest outside the UN mission headquarters in Tripoli.
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Libyan school children hold portraits of leader Moamer Kadhafi as they protest outside the UN mission headquarters in Tripoli.

Ammunition Stockpiles
Libyan rebels carry ammunition in the eastern Libyan coastal town of Tobruk near the border with Egypt on March 16, 2011
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Libyan rebels carry ammunition in the eastern Libyan coastal town of Tobruk near the border with Egypt on March 16, 2011

Fires in Manama
Black smoke billows from burning tents in Pearl Square in Bahraini capital Manama on March 16, 2011.
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Black smoke billows from burning tents in Pearl Square in Bahraini capital Manama on March 16, 2011.

Journalist Arrested
Bahraini National guard arrest journalist Alex Delmar-Morgan of the Wall Street Journal as he walks towards Pearl Square in the Bahraini capital Manama, on March 16, 2011, after Bahraini police assaulted a peaceful protest camp after dawn in the capital's Pearl Square, an opposition party official said. Morgan was later freed after some 3 hours in detention.
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Bahraini National guard arrest journalist Alex Delmar-Morgan of the Wall Street Journal as he walks towards Pearl Square in the Bahraini capital Manama, on March 16, 2011, after Bahraini police assaulted a peaceful protest camp after dawn in the capital's Pearl Square, an opposition party official said. Morgan was later freed after some 3 hours in detention.

Tanks in Pearl Square, Bahrain
A Bahraini army tank blocks a road leading to Pearl Square in Manama on March 17, 2011 as Shiite protesters retreated to their neighborhoods and villages near the capital a day after heavily-armed police crushed a month-old anti-regime protest at Pearl Square, killing three protesters.
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A Bahraini army tank blocks a road leading to Pearl Square in Manama on March 17, 2011 as Shiite protesters retreated to their neighborhoods and villages near the capital a day after heavily-armed police crushed a month-old anti-regime protest at Pearl Square, killing three protesters.

Neighborhoods Baricaded
Cars drive past barricades placed by anti-government demonstrators at a Shiite neighborhood in Manama on March 17, 2011.
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Cars drive past barricades placed by anti-government demonstrators at a Shiite neighborhood in Manama on March 17, 2011.

Blockades in Manama
Bahraini troops block streets leading to Pearl Square in the capital Manama on March 16, 2011, as heavily armed police forces raid a month-old pro-democracy sit-in.
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Bahraini troops block streets leading to Pearl Square in the capital Manama on March 16, 2011, as heavily armed police forces raid a month-old pro-democracy sit-in.

Bahraini Military, Pearl Square
Bahraini security troops block streets leading to Pearl Square in the capital Manama on March 16, 2011, as heavily armed police forces raid a month-old pro-democracy sit-in, leaving three protesters dead according to the opposition and sparking Shiite outrage across the region.
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Bahraini security troops block streets leading to Pearl Square in the capital Manama on March 16, 2011, as heavily armed police forces raid a month-old pro-democracy sit-in, leaving three protesters dead according to the opposition and sparking Shiite outrage across the region.

Clash in Pearl Square
Bahraini riot police deploy at Pearl Square in the Bahraini capital Manama on March 16, 2011, as security forces crushed a month-old pro-democracy sit-in, leaving three protesters dead according to the opposition and sparking Shiite outrage across the region.
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Bahraini riot police deploy at Pearl Square in the Bahraini capital Manama on March 16, 2011, as security forces crushed a month-old pro-democracy sit-in, leaving three protesters dead according to the opposition and sparking Shiite outrage across the region.