Residents gather near the courthouse, as a flag of Libya's monarchy prior to Moammar Gadhafi's reign flies above, in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clamped down in Tripoli Wednesday, but cracks in his regime spread elsewhere across the nation, as the protest-fueled rebellion controlling much of eastern Libya claimed new gains closer to the capital. (AP Photo/Alaguri)

Photo by: Alaguri

Residents gather near the courthouse, as a flag of Libya's monarchy prior to Moammar Gadhafi's reign flies above, in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clamped down in Tripoli Wednesday, but cracks in his regime spread elsewhere across the nation, as the protest-fueled rebellion controlling much of eastern Libya claimed new gains closer to the capital. (AP Photo/Alaguri)