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Libyan rebel fighters have positioned several outposts along the Mediterranean coast, some 37 miles south of Misrata, Libya, on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Troops are patrolling the coastal area to prevent incursions by Gadhafi supporters still in the towns that separate Misrata from Sirte. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)
Photo by: Gaia Anderson
Libyan rebel fighters have positioned several outposts along the Mediterranean coast, some 37 miles south of Misrata, Libya, on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Troops are patrolling the coastal area to prevent incursions by Gadhafi supporters still in the towns that separate Misrata from Sirte. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)

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