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Thousands of foreigners look to leave Libya amid unrest

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Stranded Bangladeshi workers walk along the beach at the port of Benghazi after failing to get on an evacuation ship on Feb. 26 in Benghazi, Libya. Thousands of foreign laborers remain in Libya, stranded for days and unable to get transport out of the country. Fighting has continued around the capitol Tripoli still controlled by Gaddafi forces. The UN who is considering sanctions against Libya over its violent attempts to put down an uprising, estimates more than 1,000 people have died in the 10-day-old revolt.

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An Egyptian refugee enters a bus from the window at a refugee camp after crossing into Tunisia to flee the violence in Libya near the border crossing of Ras Jdir, Feb. 26. Thousands of Egyptian refugees scrambled to leave a refugee camp set up by the Tunisian army, as they waited to be transferred to the nearby airport to fly back home.

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An Egyptian trying to leave Libya looks through the blankets of a makeshift shelter at Tripoli's airport Feb. 26.

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A crowd of people trying to leave Libya fills the departure hall at Tripoli's airport Feb. 26.

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A man with an Egyptian passport carries his bleongings as thousands of Libyan, Egyptian, Tunisian and Indian refugees escape the forces of Muammar Gaddafi at Tas Jedir, Libya, on the border with Tunisia, Feb. 26. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), some 16,000 people had fled over the Libyan border into Tunisia in recent days, as Libyan authorities launched a bloody crackdown on protests against the rule of Muammar Gadhafi.

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Egyptians rush to take buses at the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir, after fleeing unrest in Libya, Feb. 26. People in Tunisia and Egypt are driving to the border to help those arriving from Libya, with many hosting strangers in their homes, international aid groups said on Friday. More than 30,000 people have streamed across land borders in response to violence in Libya, mainly Tunisians and Egyptians who had been working in the North African country, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

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Chinese citizens wait aboard the "Palermo Grimaldi" ferry at the harbor in Valletta, Malta, Saturday, Feb. 26, after being evacuated from Benghazi, Libya. Tens of thousands of foreigners have been fleeing Libya this week. Turkish and Chinese workers climbed aboard ships by the thousands, Europeans mostly boarded evacuation flights and North Africans have been heading to Libya's borders with Egypt and Tunisia in overcrowded vans.