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21 March 2011

Libya war: in pictures

France, Britain and the US have led attacks on Libya’s army, airbases and other military targets.

By Samira Shackle

Above, Libyan rebels walk past military vehicles belonging to Gaddafi’s forces which were bombed by the French airforce in al-Wayfiyah.

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Men examine the rubble after a missile totally destroyed an administrative building in Gaddafi’s residence complex, Tripoli, 20 March 2011.

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The building, which was about 50 metres (165 feet) from the tent where Gaddafi generally meets guests, was flattened.

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A US F16 plane takes off from the Aviano Airbase last night. The US, UK and France targeted Libya with Tomahawk missiles and air strikes into the early hours of today. Gaddafi has declared the Mediterranean a “battlefield”.

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A gathering was called by the authorities at the Shati al-Hinshir cemetery in Tripoli, to mark the burial of people who they said were victims of attacks by western warplanes.

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Gaddafi supporters shout slogans during a rally at the same cemetery.

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Libyan rebels wave their flag on top of a wrecked tank belonging to Gaddafi’s forces on the western entrance of Benghazi. The top US military commander Michael Mullen said the government’s offensive on Benghazi has been stopped.

All photographs: AFP/Getty Images

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