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The rebels claim they have now taken control of nearly all of Tripoli, but Gadhafi loyalists fired shells and assault rifles at fighters who had captured the Libyan leader’s personal Bab al-Azizya compound one day earlier.

A rebel fighter climbs on top of a statue inside Moammar Gadhafi’s compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli. Intense clashes erupted between Libyan rebels and regime loyalists in a neighborhood next to Moammar Gadhafi’s compound that was stormed by opposition forces a day earlier.

Rebel fighters posed for photos on a two seater couch framed by a golden mermaid with the face of Aisha Gadhafi the daughter of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in her house in Tripoli. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight on “until victory or martyrdom,” as rebel fighters tried to end scattered attacks by regime loyalists in the nervous capital.

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Salem Hasam Ali, 62, a shop owner, cries and flashes v-sign after singing the pre-Moammar Gadhafi Libyan national anthem at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, late Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Gadhafi's compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops, looted armories and knocked the head off a statue of the besieged dictator. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) #

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Rebel fighters look towards the enemy as they hear the sound of bombardments in the village of Mayah, some 30 kilometers west from Tripoli, LIbya, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Libyan rebels said they were less than 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Moammar Gadhafi's main stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after opposition fighters launched their first attack on the capital itself. Fighters said a 600-strong rebel force that set out from Zawiya has reached the outskirts of the village of Jedaim and was coming under heavy fire from regime forces on the eastern side of the town. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Medics treat a pro-Gadhafi fighter in the Abu-Rafat hospital on the outskirts of Zawiya, LIbya, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Libyan rebels said they were less than 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Moammar Gadhafi's main stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after opposition fighters launched their first attack on the capital itself. Fighters said a 600-strong rebel force that set out from Zawiya has reached the outskirts of the village of Jedaim and was coming under heavy fire from regime forces on the eastern side of the town. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A rebel stands atop a ZSU-23 mobile anti-aircraft vehicle that was captured at an ammunition supply warehouse at a military base that was home to the Khamis Brigade, in al-Maya, Libya, Aug. 21, 2011. Rebels surged into the Libyan capital Sunday night, meeting only sporadic resistance from troops loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi and setting off raucous street celebrations by residents hailing the end of his 42 years in power. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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Libyans embrace as people gather to celebrate the entrance of the rebels into Tripoli, in Benghazi, on Aug. 21, 2011. Rebels surged into the Libyan capital Sunday night, meeting only sporadic resistance from troops loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi and setting off raucous street celebrations by residents hailing the end of his 42 years in power. (Nicole Tung/The New York Times) #

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People celebrate the capture in Tripoli of Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli in a lightning advance Sunday that met little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenders melted away and his 40-year rule appeared to rapidly crumble. The euphoric fighters celebrated with residents of the capital in the city's main square, the symbolic heart of the regime. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) #

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Libyans gather to celebrate the entrance of the rebels into Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya, on Aug. 21, 2011. Rebels surged into the Libyan capital Sunday night, meeting only sporadic resistance from troops loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi and setting off raucous street celebrations by residents hailing the end of his 42 years in power. (Nicole Tung/The New York Times) #

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Men walk on a street carrying a pre-Gadhafi's flag during the celebrations of the capture in Tripoli of his son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli in a lightning advance Sunday that met little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenders melted away and his 40-year rule appeared to rapidly crumble. The euphoric fighters celebrated with residents of the capital in the city's main square, the symbolic heart of the regime. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) #

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A libyan rebels security forces member looks on as libyan youth play with a canister at Freedom square on August 22, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Tripoli residents spent Monday jubilant yet fearful, asking for weapons to join rebels in their cat-and-mouse war with loyalists who have besieged the city with snipers and drive-by shootings. The capital's battle-scarred streets were all but empty, the day after rebels made a lightning advance on the capital to drive out defiant leader Moamer Kadhafi. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA #

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Rebel fighters observe the fighting near the main Moammar Gadhafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya district in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, where some of the heaviest fighting took place. The compound, which has been heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes, has emerged as one of the centers of government resistance since tanks rolled out and began firing at rebels trying to get in.(AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A rebel fighter walks in downtown Tripoli, LIbya, early Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. US President Barack Obama said Monday at his vacation retreat in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. "The Libyan intervention demonstrates what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one." Obama was careful to emphasize that uncertainty remained and that Gadhafi's regime could still pose a threat. What's more, it will take several months even under a stabilized Libya before its oil fields are producing enough crude to start exporting again. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A rebel fighter from the Tripoli Brigade sits inside the rebel headquarters in the former Academy of Revolutionary Women building, in Tripoli, Libya. Aug. 22, 2011. Forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi still held pockets of Tripoli on Monday, resisting the rebel's efforts to establish full control of the city. (Moises Saman/The New York Times) #

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Libyan rebel fighters fire towards forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi during fierce gunfire in downtown Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. World leaders said Monday the end is near for Moammar Gadhafi's regime and began planning for Libya's future without the man who has held power there for 42 years. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Rebel fighters from the Tripoli Brigade take cover during an attack on their makeshift headquarters in former Academy of Revolutionary Women building in Tripoli, Libya, on Aug. 22, 2011. Forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi still held pockets of Tripoli on Monday, resisting the rebel's efforts to establish full control of the city. (Moises Saman/The New York Times) #

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A rebel fighter holds the identification card of a pro-Gadhafi soldier after they were captured in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebels say they control most of Tripoli, but they faced pockets of fierce resistance from regime loyalists firing mortars and anti-aircraft guns. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Rebel fighters speak to a suspected pro-Gadhafi soldier after he was captured in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebels say they control most of Tripoli, but they faced pockets of fierce resistance from regime loyalists firing mortars and anti-aircraft guns. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, top left, gestures to troops loyal to his father in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Seif al-Islam, who was earlier reported arrested by Libya's rebels, turned up early Tuesday morning at the hotel where foreign journalists stay in Tripoli, then took reporters in his convoy on a drive through the city. (AP Photo/Imed Lamloum, Pool) #

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Libyan rebel fighters embrace at the former female military base in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Libyan rebels claimed to be in control of most of the Libyan capital on Monday after their lightning advance on Tripoli heralded the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's nearly 42-year regime, but scattered battles erupted and the mercurial leader's whereabouts remained unknown. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A rebel fighter climbs on top of a statue inside Moammar Gadhafi's compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Intense clashes erupted Wednesday between Libyan rebels and regime loyalists in a neighborhood next to Moammar Gadhafi's compound that was stormed by opposition forces a day earlier. The rebels claim they have now taken control of nearly all of Tripoli, but Gadhafi loyalists fired shells and assault rifles at fighters who had captured the Libyan leader's personal Bab al-Azizya compound one day earlier. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) #

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A rebel raises his guns in celebration near a burning house in the residential area of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebel fighters entered GadhafiÅ s fortified compound for the first time on Tuesday, as gunfire and explosions spread across a confused and wary Libyan capital in spasms of renewed fighting. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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Rebel fighters trample on a head of Moammar Gadhafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi's main military compound in Tripoli Tuesday after fierce fighting with forces loyal to his regime that rocked the capital as the longtime leader refused to surrender despite the stunning advances by opposition forces. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A Libyan rebel kisses a bullet belt at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 25, 2011. Hardened fighters streamed into Tripoli as Libya's rebels sought to deliver a knockout punch to Moamer Kadhafi's diehards and to flush out the elusive strongman, dead or alive. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ #

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Rebels walk under a heavy smoke inside the main Moammar Gadhafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi's main military compound in Tripoli Tuesday after fierce fighting with forces loyal to his regime that rocked the capital as the longtime leader refused to surrender despite the stunning advances by opposition forces. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Libyan rebels celebrate as they move into the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 25, 2011. Hardened fighters streamed into Tripoli as Libya's rebels sought to deliver a knockout punch to Moamer Kadhafi's diehards and to flush out the elusive strongman, dead or alive. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images) #

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Rebels parade around a captured statue of an eagle from Col. Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound, in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebel fighters entered GadhafiÅ s fortified compound for the first time on Tuesday, as gunfire and explosions spread across a confused and wary Libyan capital in spasms of renewed fighting. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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A structure burns as Libyans explore the grounds of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebel fighters entered GadhafiÅ s fortified compound for the first time on Tuesday, as gunfire and explosions spread across a confused and wary Libyan capital in spasms of renewed fighting. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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Libyans holding a huge flag celebrate overrunning Moammar Gadhafi's main compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Gadhafi's compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops, looted armories and knocked the head off a statue of the besieged dictator. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A Libyan rebel walks past the bodies of loyalist fighters lying dead at the south entrance of the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 25, 2011. Hardened fighters streamed into Tripoli as Libya's rebels sought to deliver a knockout punch to Moamer Kadhafi's diehards and to flush out the elusive strongman, dead or alive. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE #

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A resident looks through body armor and uniforms discarded by troops loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi in the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebel fighters entered Gadhafi’s fortified compound for the first time on Tuesday, as gunfire and explosions spread across a confused and wary Libyan capital in spasms of renewed fighting. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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A rebel aims at a portrait of Col. Moammar Gadhafi in the Bab al-Aziziya compound before firing at the image in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebel fighters entered Gadhafi’s fortified compound for the first time on Tuesday, as gunfire and explosions spread across a confused and wary Libyan capital in spasms of renewed fighting. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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Rebel fighter celebrate as they sit on top of a monument inside Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. The rebels say they have now taken control of nearly all of Tripoli, but sporadic gunfire could still be heard Wednesday, and Gadhafi loyalists fired shells and assault rifles at fighters who had captured the Libyan leader's personal compound one day earlier. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A rebel fighter enters a bunker of the main Moammar Gadhafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Libya's rebel leadership has offered a 2 million dollar bounty on Gadhafi's head, but the autocrat has refused to surrender as his 42-year regime crumbles, fleeing to an unknown destination. Speaking to a local television channel Wednesday, apparently by phone, Gadhafi vowed from hiding to fight on "until victory or martyrdom." (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Rebel fighters seen inside the house of Aisha Gadhafi the daughter of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, LIbya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed Wednesday to fight on "until victory or martyrdom," as rebel fighters tried to end scattered attacks by regime loyalists in the nervous capital. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Rebel fighters search in the house of Aisha Gadhafi the daughter of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, LIbya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Rebel fighters look over personal photos belonging to Aisha Gadhafi, the daughter of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, in her house in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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Rebel fighter poses for a photo as he sitS on a two seater couch that framed by golden mermaid with the face of Aisha Gadhafi the daughter of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in her house in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed Wednesday to fight on "until victory or martyrdom," as rebel fighters tried to end scattered attacks by regime loyalists in the nervous capital. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A Libyan rebel fighter stands in the destroyed building of Moammar Gadhafi's compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Gadhafi's compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops, looted armories and knocked the head off a statue of the besieged dictator. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) #

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A rebel shows off a gold-plated pistol he looted from Col. Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011. Rebel fighters entered Gadhafi’s fortified compound for the first time on Tuesday, as gunfire and explosions spread across a confused and wary Libyan capital in spasms of renewed fighting. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times) #

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Rebel fighters take shelter as an intense gunbattle erupted outside the Corinthia hotel, where many foreign journalists are staying, in Tripoli, LIbya, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Libya's rebel leadership has offered a 2 million dollar bounty on Gadhafi's head, but the autocrat has refused to surrender as his 42-year regime crumbles, fleeing to an unknown destination. Speaking to a local television channel Wednesday, apparently by phone, Gadhafi vowed from hiding to fight on "until victory or martyrdom." (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) #

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A Libyan rebel removes Libya's green flag from a pole outside the airport in Tripoli on August 24, 2011. Rebels who secured the airport over the weekend said it was still under sporadic attack by regime loyalists, with snipers along the road from the capital. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE #

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Libyan rebels loot from the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 25, 2011. Hardened fighters streamed into Tripoli as Libya's rebels sought to deliver a knockout punch to Moamer Kadhafi's diehards and, backed by NATO, to flush out the elusive strongman. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ #

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Libyan rebels seize boxes of ammunition hidden underground by Kadhafi's forces in the al-Maser forest in southern Tripoli on August 25, 2011. Hardened fighters streamed into Tripoli as Libya's rebels sought to deliver a knockout punch to Moamer Kadhafi's diehards and to flush out the elusive strongman, dead or alive. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE #

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Libya's rebel flag is displayed on a burned car on a check point in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Libya's rebel leadership has offered a 2 million dollar bounty on Gadhafi's head, but the autocrat has refused to surrender as his 42-year regime crumbles, fleeing to an unknown destination. Speaking to a local television channel Wednesday, apparently by phone, Gadhafi vowed from hiding to fight on "until victory or martyrdom." (AP Photo/Francois Mori) #

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Associated Press photographer, Rodrigo Abd, has been capturing the scene in Libya for the past two weeks.

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Rebel fighters act as security in downtown Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces rocketed rebel fighters in the formidable strongholds and training camps they have built up in the strategic mountain heights southwest of the Libyan capital, rebels said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A man smokes a water pipe in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Mustafa Mazeg shaves off the beard of Hatem Mohamed in his barber shop in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter washes his face after having lunch downtown in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd) #

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Garbage is seen in front of a pre-Moammar Gadhafi flag downtown in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters on security duty downtown in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces rocketed rebel fighters in the formidable strongholds and training camps they have built up in the strategic mountain heights southwest of the Libyan capital, rebels said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter on security duty and carrying a pre Moammar Gadhafi flag downtown in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces rocketed rebel fighters in the formidable strongholds and training camps they have built up in the strategic mountain heights southwest of the Libyan capital, rebels said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A man prepares a coffee in a shop as people watch a television broadcast of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama in the U.S, Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces rocketed rebel fighters in the formidable strongholds and training camps they have built up in the strategic mountain heights southwest of the Libyan capital, rebels said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A graffiti drawing depicting Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is seen in Benghazi, Libya. After more than 40 years under Gadhafi, Libyans in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi have taken to mocking the Libyan dictator with colorful caricatures. Before residents in the rebel-held east ripped themselves free from Gadhafi's rule, drawing such satirical pictures of the leader in public was unthinkable, and the regime would have severely punished anyone caught doing so. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A road is seen though the broken glass of a bus in Misrata, Libya, Saturday, May 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Young women walk in Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi forces in Misrata, Libya, Sunday, May 22, 2011. The European Union established formal diplomatic contact with the Libyan opposition by opening an office in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, a general view of Tripoli street from the terrace of a building used by snipers loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi during fighting with rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. Since the weeks-long siege of the city ended in mid-May, Misrata residents make pilgrimages to Tripoli Street, site of the fiercest fighting in the battle for Libya between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces. People gawk at the wreckage of bombed-out buildings with gaping holes and walls pocked by bullets, and shoot photos of charred hulks of tanks, rubble-strewn streets and a side walk museum featuring drumloads of bullet casings, uniforms of dead enemies, and unexploded munitions. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, a rebel fighter guides reporters inside a building used by snipers loyal to Libyan-leader Moammar Gadhafi during fighting with rebels for the control of Tripoli Street, Misrata, Libya. Since the weeks-long siege of the city ended in mid-May, Misrata residents make pilgrimages to Tripoli Street, site of the fiercest fighting in the battle for Libya between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces. People gawk at the wreckage of bombed-out buildings with gaping holes and walls pocked by bullets, and shoot photos of charred hulks of tanks, rubble-strewn streets and a side walk museum featuring drumloads of bullet casings, uniforms of dead enemies, and unexploded munitions. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, a family walks during a visit to Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, a man walks next to traces of the battles in Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, women visit a makeshift museum where ammunition is displayed on Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan-leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, men visit a market where forces loyal to Libyan-leader Moammar Gadhafi hid their tanks, meters from Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between Moammar Gadhafi forces and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A destroyed car is seen next to Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi forces in Misrata, Libya, Sunday, May 22, 2011. The European Union established formal diplomatic contact with the Libyan opposition by opening an office in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A man covers from the dust next to destroyed buildings in Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi forces in Misrata, Libya, Sunday, May 22, 2011. The European Union established formal diplomatic contact with the Libyan opposition by opening an office in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, Mohamed (no second name supplied) cries while holding the pictures of seven sons who disappeared along with his wife allegedly taken by Moammar Gadhafi's forces during the fighting against rebels in Misrata, Libya. Misrata's missing list grows longer _ now at least 1,000 _ as rebels expand their territory and more families come forward with names of those who disappeared during the seven-week siege by government forces on Libya's third-largest city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, men look at portraits of rebel fighters killed in Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan-leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. Since the weeks-long siege of the city ended in mid-May, Misrata residents make pilgrimages to Tripoli Street, site of the fiercest fighting in the battle for Libya between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces. People gawk at the wreckage of bombed-out buildings with gaping holes and walls pocked by bullets, and shoot photos of charred hulks of tanks, rubble-strewn streets and a side walk museum featuring drumloads of bullet casings, uniforms of dead enemies, and unexploded munitions. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Sunday, May 22, 2011, Mohamed El Taleb pose for the picture with the portraits of his two sons, Salim, 17, left, and Adel, 27, who disappeared allegedly by Moammar Gadhafi forces two months ago in Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Monday, May 23, 2011, men walk next to a destroyed tank in Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Monday, May 23, 2011, an effigy is seen hanging from electric cables meters away from Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A plastic skeleton and used ammunition is seen in a checkpoint as rebel fighters drive towards the front line with Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Monday, May 23, 2011. On the sign hanging from the skeleton it reads "Destiny of Traitors". (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A wounded Moammar Gadhafi soldier is seen in a rebel pick up after being captured by rebel fighters near the front line, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Monday, May 23, 2011. The head of Libya's opposition has arrived for talks with Turkish leaders in a sign of improving ties after Turkey urged Moammar Gadhafi to step down and withdrew its diplomats from Tripoli. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter, left, looks though binoculars towards Moammar Gadhafi forces on the front line, 25 km west of Misrata, Libya, Monday, May 23, 2011. The head of Libya's opposition has arrived for talks with Turkish leaders in a sign of improving ties after Turkey urged Moammar Gadhafi to step down and withdrew its diplomats from Tripoli. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel instructor tells a man how to stand in a military position during a training exercise in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. According to rebel military authorities, after six days of military training, new recruits are ready to go to fight on the front line against Moammar Gadhafi forces. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 24 , 2011, a table and a chair are seen in an apartment used by snipers loyal to Libyan-leader Moammar Gadhafi and destroyed during fighting with rebels for the control of Tripoli Street, Misrata, Libya. Since the weeks-long siege of the city ended in mid-May, Misrata residents make pilgrimages to Tripoli Street, site of the fiercest fighting in the battle for Libya between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces. People gawk at the wreckage of bombed-out buildings with gaping holes and walls pocked by bullets, and shoot photos of charred hulks of tanks, rubble-strewn streets and a side walk museum featuring drumloads of bullet casings, uniforms of dead enemies, and unexploded munitions. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel military advisor Mosbah Firjani, 59, poses for a picture during a rebel military training session in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. According to rebel military authorities, after six days of military training, new recruits are ready to go fight on the front line against Moammar Gadhafi forces. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Men look at the destruction on Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi forces in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011.The Obama administration reached out to the Libyan rebels and said Moammar Gadhafi would "inevitably" be forced from power as the U.S.-backed NATO coalition launched a withering bombardment on the Libyan leader's stronghold of Tripoli. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel instructor teaches weapons skills during a training exercise in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. According to rebel military authorities, after six days of military training, new recruits are ready to go fight in the front line against Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Men chant slogans during a military training session in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. According to rebel military authorities, after six days of military training, new recruits are ready to go to fight in the front line against Moammar Gadhafi forces. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Men exercise during a military training session in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. According to rebel military authorities, after six days of military training, new recruits are ready to go to fight in the front line against Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel instructor teaches self defense during a training exercise in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Young men slide down a rope during a military training exercise in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter walks in a old and abandoned Catholic Church used by Moammar Gadhafi forces as a military camp on the east front line, 25 km from Misrata, Libya, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Predicting success in Libya, President Barack Obama said that Moammar Gadhafi would ultimately be forced to step down if NATO keeps up its military campaign with the U.S. playing a key role. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Wednesday, May 25, 2011, a boot is seen on Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan-leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 24 , 2011, a barricade is seen on Tripoli street from the terrace of a building used by snipers loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, during fighting with rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Wednesday, May 25, 2011, a man waters a plant on a square in Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this photo taken Wednesday, May 25, 2011, a girl poses for the picture next to a military tank on Tripoli Street, the center of fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in downtown Misrata, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter stands guard on an abandoned house used as a military camp on the east front line with Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km from Misrata, Libya, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The Obama administration reached out to the Libyan rebels and said Moammar Gadhafi would "inevitably" be forced from power as the U.S.-backed NATO coalition launched a withering bombardment on the Libyan leader's stronghold of Tripoli. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters mourn the dead of a comrade at the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. The vice chairman of the Libyan rebel administration says it could take up to two years to organize elections, backtracking on promises of a six-month transition to democracy and providing fodder for growing rumbles of dissent. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Relatives and comrades mourn the death of rebel fighter Mohamed Manssor Zarmoh, 22, who was killed during fighting against Moammar Gadhafi forces in the west front line, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Jose Emmanuel Piaggessi, 23, left, an Argentinean that fights with rebel forces, collects ammunition from a pickup at the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. The deputy leader of Libya's rebel administration said it could take up to two years to organize elections, backtracking on promises of a six-month transition to democracy and adding to internal dissent already brewing within the movement seeking to topple Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Relatives and comrades carry the coffin of rebel fighter Mohamed Manssor Zarmoh, 22, who was killed during fighting against Moammar Gadhafi forces on the western front line, west of Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Relatives and comrades mourn the death of rebel fighter Mohamed Manssor Zarmoh, 22, who was killed during fighting against Moammar Gadhafi forces on the western front line, west of Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters drink coffee and eat bread after fighting against Moammar Gadhafi forces in the front line, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Spain said it and other European governments had received a message from Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi proposing an immediate cease-fire in his country's war. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters rest after fighting against Moammar Gadhafi forces in the front line, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Spain said it and other European governments had received a message from Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi proposing an immediate cease-fire in his country's war. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter walks among fired ammunition in the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Spain said it and other European governments had received a message from Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi proposing an immediate cease-fire in his country's war. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters cross the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. The deputy leader of Libya's rebel administration said it could take up to two years to organize elections, backtracking on promises of a six-month transition to democracy and adding to internal dissent already brewing within the movement seeking to topple Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters take positions on the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters rest inside an abandoned barber shop in the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter points his gun as other comrades cross the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. The vice chairman of the Libyan rebel administration says it could take up to two years to organize elections, backtracking on promises of a six-month transition to democracy and providing fodder for growing rumbles of dissent.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter gives orders to comrades at the front line between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 25 km west from Misrata, Libya, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter stands next to pick up converted into an armored combat vehicle at the front line with Moammar Gadhafi forces, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. Russia could help mediate Moammar Gadhafi's exit from power, a senior Russian diplomat said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters observe Moammar Gadhafi's forces' positions on the front line, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. Russia could help mediate Moammar Gadhafi's exit from power, a senior Russian diplomat said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Doctors and rebel fighters pray at a makeshift emergency clinic for wounded rebel fighters on the front line with Moammar Gadhafi's forces, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. Russia could help mediate Moammar Gadhafi's exit from power, a senior Russian diplomat said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters prepare breakfast on the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi's forces, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. Russia could help mediate Moammar Gadhafi's exit from power, a senior Russian diplomat said. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters pull security in the south front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter rests on a machine gun mounted on a pick up on the front line between them and Moammar Gadhafi forces, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter observes Moammar Gadhafi's forces position on the front line, 30 km south from Misrata, Libya, Friday, May 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A mother holds her daughter on the Azzurra passenger ferry during a trip from Misrata to Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Civilians are now able to take the commercial ferry from the once besieged city of Misrata to the de facto rebel capital of Benghazi in east Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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New cadets for the Libyan rebel army dance and chant anti Moammar Gadhafi slogans before the ceremony graduation in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A new cadet for the rebel army tells a boy holding a pre-Moammar Gadhafi flag to not interrupt the ceremony graduation in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Relatives of new cadets for the Libyan rebel army celebrate during the ceremony graduation in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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People walk in the old city in downtown Benghazi, Libya, Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A man smokes while fishing in Benghazi, Libya, Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, right, greets rebel officials after signing a memorandum of understanding in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday , May 31, 2011. Italy's foreign minister says Rome has signed a deal with Libya's rebels to provide them with a credit line of hundreds of millions of euros. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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In this picture taken Monday, May 30, 2011, people celebrate during the inauguration of the new rebel satellite TV station called Libya Alhurra, or Free Libya, in Benghazi, Libya. Last week, the rebels finally got the go-ahead for a satellite TV operation that will put them head-to-head with Gadhafi's operation _ though that too was a fight. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A headless statue in a crate at Benghazi Cathedral, Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The double-domed cathedral is a neoclassical treasure designed by Italian architects and built between 1929 and 1939. It fell into disuse when Italians left the country the year after Gadhafi seized power in a coup in 1969 and briefly was the headquarters of the Arab Socialist Union before it fell into disuse. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Ibrahim Obaidy, 13, looks at a reel of film as light streams through a pained glass window, Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The double-domed cathedral is a neoclassical treasure designed by Italian architects and built between 1929 and 1939. It fell into disuse when Italians left the country the year after Gadhafi seized power in a coup in 1969 and briefly was the headquarters of the Arab Socialist Union before it fell into disuse. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel soldier tries to wake up a comrade, rear, as another walks by during a fumigation to control insects next to a checkpoint in Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters pray next to a checkpoint in Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Rebel fighters relax in a makeshift base next to a checkpoint in Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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People look at portraits of people believed killed by Moammar Gadhafi's security forces, downtown in Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A rebel fighter reads the Quran next to a check point in Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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People stand near destroyed vehicles after an explosion at the Tibesty hotel in Benghazi, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. A car bomb exploded next to the hotel, where foreign diplomats stay in Benghazi, a rare attack in the Libyan rebels' de facto capital. A rebel spokesman said the blast caused no injuries or deaths. The burning car sent plumes of black smoke into the air. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A Libyan volunteer crawls on his stomach during a military training course before going to the frontline in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. According to rebel authorities, after three weeks of intense military training, the volunteers are ready to fight against troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A Libyan volunteer jumps over his comrades during a military training course before going to the frontline in the rebelstrong hold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. According to rebel authorities, after three weeks of intense military training, the volunteers are ready to fight against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Libyan volunteers swim in the Mediterranean sea during a military training course before going to the frontline in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Libyan volunteers practice shooting stances during a military training course before going to the frontline in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Libyan volunteers crawl on their stomachs during a military training course before going to the front line in the rebel strong hold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A Libyan volunteer rests after a military training course before going to the front line in the rebel strong hold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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A bed where Libyan volunteers rest is seen in a military training center in the rebel strong hold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The 65th anniversary event at the site of the world’s first A-bomb attack echoed with the choirs of schoolchildren and the solemn ringing of bells Friday as Hiroshima marked the occasion. At 8:15 a.m. – the time the bomb dropped, incinerating most of the city – a moment of silence was [...]

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(AP) The U.S. death toll has mounted in recent weeks as American troops try to extend their reach in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, while insurgents have mounted a summer counteroffensive aimed at both international troops and the Afghan government.
June was the deadliest month for U.S. and international forces with the deaths of [...]

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