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Refugees leaving Libya. Refugees boarding a ship in the Port of Benghazi on 28th February 2011. They are fleeing after the First Battle of Benghazi, which began on the 17th February after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi opened fire on anti-Gaddafi protesters. On the 21st February the city came under the control of the anti-Gaddafi rebels. At least 200 civilians were killed during the fighting.
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