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A protester rides around a central traffic circle armed with a launcher and a rocket-propelled grenade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A volunteer armed with an RPG stands guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town in eastern Libya, where fears persisted that forces loyal to dictator Moammar Kadafi would mount a counterattack to reclaim the territory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Volunteers man a checkpoint on the outskirts of town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A protester points a gun at a defaced portrait of dictator Moammar Kadafi at a traffic circle where local residents staged a large rally after Friday prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Youths climb on a billboard during an anti-government protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A protester fires celebratory gunshots from an AK-47 into the air after Friday prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Anti-Kadafi protesters take to the streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A protester fires celebratory gunshots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A youth with a flag is framed by the concertina wire surrounding an abandoned Libyan military camp in town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Volunteers man a checkpoint on the outskirts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Residents wave their arms, flags and weapons in the air during a rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Night falls on the Tunisian border with Libya where thousands of refugees are stranded as they wait for assistance from the Tunisian government. Many of the refugees are Egyptian nationals who were working in Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Refugees from Libya build a fire on the Tunisian border as cold temperatures set in after nightfall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of refugees from Libya mass on the the Tunisian border as violence in Libya was increasing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Tunisian soldiers try to control an increasing refugee population at the border as thousands more people crossed the border into Tunisia from Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Refugees who had just crossed the border into Tunisia watch the news on television about Libya, where opposition protesters are trying to oust longtime leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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Inspired by revolutions in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, Libyans have taken to the streets against Moammar Kadafi. Many of Libya’s diplomats, officials and soldiers have already turned against him.

Foreign journalists have been all but barred from traveling to Libya, although many have entered eastern Libya, much of which is now under the control of the opposition.

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