Battles Across Libya

Over the past week, forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi have reportedly bombed ammunition depots to keep weapons out of the hands of the opposition, and staged attacks against towns held by opposition forces, both to limited effect. The International community has begun to clamp down on the regime, calling for Qaddafi to leave power, imposing sanctions, freezing billions of dollars in assets, and contemplating military options -- including the possible enforcement of a no-fly zone to protect Libyan citizens. As battles take place in several cities, hundreds of thousands of refugees continue trying to flee the country, creating a wider humanitarian crisis as they mass around the Tunisian and Egyptian borders. Below are recent images from the ongoing Libyan crisis.

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