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People loyal to Moammar Kadafi demonstrate Monday evening in Green Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Youths loyal to Kadafi rally in Green Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters in Green Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Anti-government forces set up a checkpoint Monday on the outskirts of Marsa al Burayqah, in northeastern Libya. Fighting between rebels and government loyalists in Libyan cities intensified Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A sprawling oil-processing facility stands in the Libyan port city east of Sirte. The fighting across Libya came as international concern over days of bloodshed deepened.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A worker at the refinery explains a map showing strategic oil fields, pipelines and processing facilities in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A worker scoops up a handful of urea made at the refinery. The petroleum product is used to manufacture fertilizers, livestock feed and plastic and vinyl. On Monday, EU officials added their voices to the international condemnation of the Moammar Kadafi regime. Catherine Ashton, the foreign policy chief for the European Union, said: "What is going on — the massive violence against peaceful demonstrators — shocks our conscience. It should spring us into action."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Gunmen set up a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city, which lies at the western edge of territory under the control of Libyan rebels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

As gunmen set up a checkpoint Monday, in other parts of Libya rebels did battle with supporters of Kadafi. In Misurata, about rebels reportedly shot down a government plane and pushed back an offensive by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi to retake the city. In Zawiya, government forces surrounded rebels but had not forced them to retreat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A gunman keeps his finger on the trigger of an AK-47 at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Marsa Al Buraygab, the western edge of territory under the control of Libyan revolutionaries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Libyan rebels set up checkpoint outside Marsa al Burayqah

Gunmen set up a checkpoint on the outskirts of Marsa al Burayqah, the western edge of territory under the control of Libyan revolutionaries. Beyond lies the city of Sirte, the hometown of Moammar Kadafi and a stronghold of forces loyal to the dictator.

1 Comment

  1. August 2, 2011, 3:32 pm

    Well you can certainly tell this man has NEVER had any weapons training! Any fool knows to NEVER hold ANY rifle this way, let alone an automatic weapon.

    By: kevincstms@gmail.com

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