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In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, photo, a Libyan militiaman fires his weapon in the air in an attempt to force back protesters from in front of the gates of the parliament in Tripoli, Libya. One year on, the country is still trying to overcome the legacy of Moammar Gadhafi, one of the most erratic leaders of modern times, as well as a brutal eight-month struggle that left Syria awash in weapons, militias and very few viable institutions of state. (AP/Paul Schemm)
Photo by: Paul Schemm
In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, photo, a Libyan militiaman fires his weapon in the air in an attempt to force back protesters from in front of the gates of the parliament in Tripoli, Libya. One year on, the country is still trying to overcome the legacy of Moammar Gadhafi, one of the most erratic leaders of modern times, as well as a brutal eight-month struggle that left Syria awash in weapons, militias and very few viable institutions of state. (AP/Paul Schemm)

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