The revolt in Libya (36 images)

A photo timeline of the revolt in Libya from the bloody showdown between protesters and Gadhafi's security forces to operation "Odyssey Dawn" and the seizing of Benghazi.
Updated: March 31, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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Libyans rally in Benghazi after hearing that Libyan rebels seized control of this strategic city the west gate of Benghazi on March 26, 2011, as Libyan rebels seized control of this strategic city marking their first significant victory over Colonel Kadhafi's forces since the launch of the Western-led air strikes a week ago. UPI\Mohamad shukhi.
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen (L), Secretary of Defense Bill Gates and Vice President Joe Biden (R) listen as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation on the situation in Libya as to why the U.S involvement is important, during nationwide television address from the National Defense University in Washington, DC on March 28, 2011. UPI/Dennis Brack/Pool
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A crew chief from the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon out of a hardened aircraft shelter at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn, March 20, 2011. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UPI/Benjamin Wilson/US Air Force
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Libyans stand on a destroyed tank belonging to leader Moamer Kadhafi forces celebrating at the west gate of Ajdabiya on March 26, 2011, as Libyan rebels seized control of this strategic city marking their first significant victory over Colonel Kadhafi's forces since the launch of the Western-led air strikes a week ago. UPI\Mohamad shukhi.
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Libyan Rebels Recaptured The Key Eastern City in Their First Significant Victory.
Libyans stand on a destroyed tank belonging to leader Moamer Kadhafi forces celebrating at the west gate of Ajdabiya on March 26, 2011, as Libyan rebels seized control of this strategic city marking their first significant victory over Colonel Kadhafi's forces since the launch of the Western-led air strikes a week ago. UPI\Mohamad shukhi.
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Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, director of the Joint Staff, briefs the press on "Operation Odyssey Dawn" updates at the Pentagon, March 20, 2011. Gortney announced that coalition forces have launched the operaiton to enforce U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, which protects the Libyan people from their ruler. UPI/Jerry Morrison/DOD
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Libyans stand on a destroyed tank belonging to leader Moamer Kadhafi forces celebrating at the west gate of Ajdabiya on March 26, 2011, as Libyan rebels seized control of this strategic city marking their first significant victory over Colonel Kadhafi's forces since the launch of the Western-led air strikes a week ago. UPI\Mohamad shukhi.
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