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Violence, fleeing and funerals amid Libya turmoil

Tensions between Gadhafi's loyalists and protesters continue to mount. Civil war seems imminent as rebel forces procure and train with stores of weapons in what is becoming an increasingly violent conflict.

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Recruits in the new revolutionary army of Libya get a crash course in how to use anti-aircraft weapons in Benghazi, Libya on Mar. 2. Reports say rebels in Libya have fought off an attempt by troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to retake the eastern oil port of Brega.

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Rebels hold a man accused of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Gadhafi, between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, on Mar. 3.

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Egyptians try to board a bus as a soldier tries to stop one of them, at the Tunisia-Libya border, in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, on Thursday, Mar.. 3.

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People attend the funeral of a Libyan rebel killed with five others while defending Brega, an oil refinery town, in Benghazi on Thursday, Mar. 3. A hospital official said at least 12 people were killed in Brega, where loyalists of the Libyan leader staged their first counter-attack on a significant town in the rebel-controlled east of the country.

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A rebel holds his ears as a bomb launched by a Libyan air force jet explodes in the desert near Brega, Mar. 2.

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