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Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi speaks on state television in this image taken from video. He remained defiant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Libya TV

Jordanian citizens returning from Libya react after arriving at Queen Alia International Airport. About 300 Jordanians arrived on a flight from Tripoli as violent unrest spread to the Libyan capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUHAMMAD HAMED / Reuters

Buildings at the entrance to a security-forces compound are seen burning. Protesters claimed control of the country's second-largest city, and anti-government unrest spread to the capital with clashes in Tripoli's main square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaguri / Associated Press

Protesters climb atop a tank in a security compound as they celebrate in the streets Monday, claiming control of Benghazi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaguri / Associated Press

A Libyan air force pilot walks next to his Mirage F1 fighter jet after landing at Malta International Airport outside Valletta. Two Libyan fighter jets and two civilian helicopters landed unexpectedly in Malta, witnesses said. The office of Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said it was not clear whether the two fighter pilots intended to ask for asylum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI / Reuters

A Libyan man carries away partial remains of a man's body from Al-Jalaa hospital on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaguri / AP

A man stands atop a burned guard post at the entrance to a security-forces compound.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaguri / Associated Press

A man, right, holds a Libyan national flag that predates the Moammar Kadafi era.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaguri / AP

Locals and medical personnel outside the emergency-room entrance to Al-Jalaa hospital. Human-rights groups said the death toll in Libya had exceeded 200 after six days of unrest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaguri / AP

Protesters tear down a sign during a demonstration Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A protest Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Protesters stand on top of a building during a demonstration in the seaport city Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Hundreds gathered Monday in front of the Libyan embassy to demonstrate against Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / X02182

Yemeni anti-government demonstrators deface a banner showing President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a protest Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Protesters shout slogans, demanding that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. Saleh rejected those demands Monday. After a week and a half of marches that have left nine dead, President Saleh told a news conference that he ordered the army to fire at demonstrators "only in case of self-defense."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

An anti-government protester releases balloons over the crowd gathered at the Pearl roundabout Monday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protester Ali Abdali, 27, at Pearl Square, has taped a dinar across his mouth as he protests the Bahraini government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Midday prayers are held Monday in Pearl Square, where anti-government protestors have gathered to call for change in the wake of other regime changes in the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Friends and relatives mourn the death of Abdulrheda Mohammed, who died Monday after suffering a severe head injury Friday during anti-government protests at the Pearl roundabout. His body was moved to the morgue at the Salmaniya Medical Complex and a funeral will be held Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Ahmed Buhmaid puts a flower on the body of his brother Abdulrheda Mohammed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Mansoor Tarik rallies a pro-monarchy crowd at the Al Fateh mosque Monday evening. Thousands joined together in support of the king.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Pro-monarchy protesters outside the Al Fateh mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Supporters of the king at the Al Fateh mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Bahrainis pray in the Al Fateh mosque as part of a rally to show support for the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Posters of Bahrain's royalty are distributed outside the Al Fateh mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Inside the Al Fateh mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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Unrest escalates in Libya as protests continue in Middle East

Unrest continued to sweep the Middle East and northern Africa as protesters in Libya reportedly set fire to several buildings, according to the Al Jazeera satellite network. As demonstrations have spread throughout the country, there have been reports of several hundred people killed. In Cairo, protesters showed their support for the uprising in Libya. In Bahrain, the situation in Manama around Pearl Square remained peaceful after a weekend of skirmishes between demonstrators and government forces.

2 Comments

  1. February 21, 2011, 8:33 pm

    Stunning and emotional photography

    By: debraschell
  2. February 23, 2011, 7:44 pm

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