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Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag In Libya

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A Libyan flashes the V sign with a Muslim prayer beads during the celebration at Saha Kish Square in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday Oct. 23, 2011 as Libya's transitional government declare liberation of Libya after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) | AP

It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It's the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya's equivalent of Egypt's Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their "fight for freedom."

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