World powers rally behind Libyan rebels(23 images)

France and Italy joined Britain in sending military advisers to insurgent-held eastern Libya, as Tripoli warned that foreign boots on the ground would prolong the conflict. This collection spotlights the rebels fighting against pro-Gadhafi forces.

Libyan rebels take their positions after fighting with pro-Gadhafi forces in the western city of Ajdabiya, Libya on April 13, 2011. World powers rallied behind Libyan rebels during meeting where Italy and Qatar said the rebels need arms to defend themselves. UPI/Tarek Alhuony | License Photo
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