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Two Libyan jets are parked at the Malta International Airport in Gudja, Malta, Monday evening, Feb. 21, 2011. The air force jets landed in Malta on Monday and their pilots asked for political asylum amid a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in Libya, a military source said. (AP Photo/Lino Arrigo Azzopardi)
Photo by: Lino Arrigo Azzopardi
Two Libyan jets are parked at the Malta International Airport in Gudja, Malta, Monday evening, Feb. 21, 2011. The air force jets landed in Malta on Monday and their pilots asked for political asylum amid a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in Libya, a military source said. (AP Photo/Lino Arrigo Azzopardi)

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