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Article published the Tuesday 01 March 2011 - Latest update : Wednesday 02 March 2011

Benghazi, the centre of the Libyan uprising

An effigy of a soldier hangs from a trffic light in Benghazi
An effigy of a soldier hangs from a trffic light in Benghazi
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By RFI

A photo report from the heart of Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, where the anti-government protests the country started. The city fell three weeks ago into the hands of opponents of leader Moamer Kadhafi, who have since set up a revolutionary committee and put in place a municipal council. On Tuesday leaders said a military council had been formed, made of officers who joined protesters against Kadhafi's rule, who will liaise with similar groups in other cities.

Cheering soldiers at the el Saeka barracks in Benghazi
Cheering soldiers at the el Saeka barracks in Benghazi
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Inside the Katiba el Fadil special forces prison barracks
Inside the Katiba el Fadil special forces prison barracks
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A car that exploded in front of the Katibat barracks. On the wall is the car owner's name, 'Mehdi Ziou, hero of free Benghazi'
A car that exploded in front of the Katibat barracks. On the wall is the car owner's name, 'Mehdi Ziou, hero of free Benghazi'
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People visiting the Katiba el Fadil barracks...
People visiting the Katiba el Fadil barracks...
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... visiting on foot, or by car
... visiting on foot, or by car
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What's left of the barracks, after the assault by opponents of Kadhafi
What's left of the barracks, after the assault by opponents of Kadhafi
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Outside the barracks, a building riddled with bullets
Outside the barracks, a building riddled with bullets
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Mudiria, the second police station taken over by Kadhafi opponents
Mudiria, the second police station taken over by Kadhafi opponents
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Murida police station
Murida police station
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Inside the Mudiria station
Inside the Mudiria station
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Mudiria
Mudiria
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People gathered in Benghazi
People gathered in Benghazi
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Everywhere in the city are hanging effigies of Kadhafi and of mercenary soldiers...
Everywhere in the city are hanging effigies of Kadhafi and of mercenary soldiers...
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... and there are drawings and caricatures on the walls
... and there are drawings and caricatures on the walls
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In a hangar at the port, a thousand Indians are waiting to leave Lybia
In a hangar at the port, a thousand Indians are waiting to leave Lybia
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Workers from Bangladesh wait at the port to be evacuated
Workers from Bangladesh wait at the port to be evacuated
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Sudanese in front of their embassy, waiting for papers to be able to leave Libya
Sudanese in front of their embassy, waiting for papers to be able to leave Libya
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    damn u ghadaffi

    hey man, better u get ur bunk out of that seat. you are not the creator, stop destroying the people. you cannot eat you cake and have it. if you know you are brave then get out and face the world. coz i know, brave soldiers do not live to see another day.

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