Libya's Shifting Civil War

For the past couple of months, Libyan rebels have been advancing and retreating along a dangerous coastal highway in their battle with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. NATO airstrikes have reportedly helped the rebels, despite several reported "friendly-fire" incidents. Qaddafi retains a strong hold on much of western Libya, where the rebel military effort appears to be shifting more to guerrilla tactics. Last night, Qaddafi accepted a cease-fire proposal brought to him by an African Union delegation, but rebel forces claim that they will not negotiate unless Qaddafi steps down. Several journalists are currently unaccounted for in Libya, some of whom are thought to be detained by the Libyan government, including Clare Morgana Gillis, a U.S. citizen who has reported from Libya for TheAtlantic.com and USA Today. Collected here are scenes from the country over the past several weeks.

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