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Libyan rebels claim "Misrata is free" as Gadhafi forces retreat

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A Libyan rebel fighter looks out from a high building in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, on Saturday, April 23.

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Libyan rebel fighters run across a street in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, on Saturday, April 23. Government troops retreated to the outskirts of Misrata under rebel fire Saturday and the opposition claimed victory after officials in Tripoli decided to pull back forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi following nearly two months of laying siege to the western city.

Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

Rebel fighters point at captured Gaddafi soldiers in the back of a rebel forces pick-up truck outside a Misrata hospital on April 23. Rebel fighters captured more than a dozen wounded Gaddafi soldiers and carried them to the hospital early Saturday morning.

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