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Libyan rebels remove the green national flags from poles at the Abu Salim square as the opposition forces announced the transfer of their leadership to the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

Libyan women flash the victory sign following Friday prayers at the Al-Kabir mosque. Libyan rebels are preparing to launch a massive military campaign in the precincts of Tripoli airport to hunt for remaining loyalists of fugitive leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / EPA

Libyans show their support for the rebellion after Friday prayers at the Jamal Abd Nasser Mosque next to Green Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross gets ready to evacuate injured people from the general hospital in the restive Abu Salim neighborhood. The putrefying bodies of around 80 people were found in the hospital, apparently the unlucky victims of fighting that prevented the wounded from being treated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

A Libyan girl and her father run past stretchers at the general hospital in the restive Abu Salim neighborhood as they rush to be evacuated by an International Committee of the Red Cross ambulance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross gets ready to evacuate injured people from the general hospital in the Abu Salim neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Baz / AFP / Getty Images

Libyans chant slogans to support the rebellion in the Green square after Friday prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

A rebel fighter walks inside the Abu Salim prison in Tripoli. Abu Salim is one Libya's most notorious prisons and the scene of a 1996 massacre of prisoners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Libyans react to support the rebellion after Friday prayers at Jamal Abd Nasser Mosque next to the Green square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

Rebel fighters walk through a tunnel in the ransacked Bab al-Aziziya compound of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi. Libyan rebels said they were sending in special forces units in their hunt for the fugitive strongman whose supporters are now pinned down in pockets of resistance in the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / Reuters

A fighter kicks open a door during a house search for snipers in a push to flush out Moammar Kadafi's forces in the Abu Slim area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / Reuters

Fighters and a television cameraman take shelter as a gun battle erupts outside the Corinthia Hotel, where many foreign journalists are staying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

A body lies on a street at a military encampment in central Tripoli.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A fighter directs comrades after they came under fire from forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi near a hotel where foreign journalists are staying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / Reuters

A guard paints a flag on a sign at a checkpoint in the town of Jadu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty Images

A young Libyan celebrates at the former Bab Azizia stronghold of Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

A fighter shouts at journalists to take cover as the luxury Corinthia Hotel comes under attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

Fighters enter a bunker in Moammar Kadafi's main Bab Al-Azizia compound.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

A fighter crouches during a gun battle outside the Corinthia Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

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