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.

Rebel recruits listen and train during their first day of military training at a rebel militia center on March 3, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Supporters of the Libyan opposition, which controls Benghazi and most of eastern Libya, have been eager to join militia groups, which have been fighting the forces of President Muammar Gaddafi to the west near the capitol Tripoli. UPI/Mohamaad Hosam | License Photo
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