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  • "This time last year, we really didn't think that we would get this far. So just getting to this point is amazing and historic," said Adam Sbita, a Libyan-American who voted at an Arlington County hotel in Libya's first multiparty national elections in more than four decades. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

    From bullets to ballot box: Libyans freely cast votes

    In Libya, voters will go to the polls Saturday to pick a 200-member General National Congress from 3,707 candidates. In the U.S., Libyan-Americans have been traveling to the Holiday Inn in Arlington since Tuesday to cast ballots at the only U.S. polling place established by a transitional Libyan government — a moment that many of them never dreamed they would witness in their lifetimes.

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