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A Libyan youths looks at a portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi which he set alight in a destroyed conference room inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern of Libya, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. The embattled regime of Moammar Gadhafi is arming civilian supporters to set up checkpoints and roving patrols around the Libyan capital to control movement and quash dissent, residents said Saturday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Photo by: Hussein Malla
A Libyan youths looks at a portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi which he set alight in a destroyed conference room inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern of Libya, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. The embattled regime of Moammar Gadhafi is arming civilian supporters to set up checkpoints and roving patrols around the Libyan capital to control movement and quash dissent, residents said Saturday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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