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August 22, 2011
Sergey Ponomarev photo

Local residents greet advancing rebel fighters on outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Libyan rebels claimed to be in control of most of the Libyan capital on Monday after their lightning advance on Tripoli heralded the fall of Moammar Gadhafi’s nearly 42-year regime. Scattered battles erupted, and the mercurial leader’s whereabouts remained unknown.

Carolyn Kaster photo

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Chilmark, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard.