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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, welcomes Libyan National Transitional Council's Mustapha Abdeljalil at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. France's government said Wednesday it will send a small number of military liaison officers to Libya to work with opposition forces, but no ground troops. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Photo by: Jacques Brinon
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, welcomes Libyan National Transitional Council's Mustapha Abdeljalil at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. France's government said Wednesday it will send a small number of military liaison officers to Libya to work with opposition forces, but no ground troops. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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