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House-to-house fighting in Libyan city of Misrata

Photographers Phil Moore and Chris Hondros, who have been reporting from inside the besieged Libyan city of Misrata for the past several days, today followed rebel fighters into a house where pro-Gadhafi forces had been holed up.

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Rebels fighters escape from a building they had entered on Tripoli Street in the city of Misrata, believing they had already captured it from troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, on April 20. Rebels entered the building, but were fired upon by several gunmen still inside.

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Rebel fighters discuss how to dislodge a number of ensconced troops, loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, who were firing on them from the next room during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata on April 20. Rebel forces assaulted downtown positions, briefly forcing them back over a key bridge and trapping several in a building.

Reuters spoke by phone to a rebel spokesman in the city who only gave his first name, Reda.

"Fighting is still going on in Tripoli Street," he said. The rebels "are now controlling 50 percent of the street. The other 50 percent is controlled by Gadhafi soldiers and snipers".

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Rebel fighters storm out of a building occupied by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi on Tripoli Street in Misrata on April 20.

Chris Hondros / Getty Images

Rebel fighters carry a comrade wounded during the effort to dislodge pro-Gadhafi troops who were firing on them from a building (background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata on April 20.

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