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.

A Rebel Libyan soldier is part of the militia to guard the streets in Beida City in eastern Libya on March 1, 2011. Libyan rebels said they have formed a military council in the eastern city of Benghazi in what could be a step towards creating a unified nationwide force against leader LibyanMoamer Kadhafi. UPI\Mohamaad Hosam | License Photo
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