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Calm in Benghazi contrasts turmoil in Tripoli

Alexandre Meneghini's eerie image of an empty playground makes me wonder how the children of Benghazi will remember this day.

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Alexandre Meneghini / AP

An empty playground is seen at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Monday, Aug. 22. World leaders said Monday the end is near for Moammar Gadhafi's regime and began looking at Libya's future without the man who has held power there for 42 years.

Alexandre Meneghini / AP

Razain Rayen, 2, right, plays with her twin sister Sofia Rayenat, at the seaside of the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Monday, Aug. 22.

Esam Omran Al-fetori / Reuters

Libyan children sit on a tank while waving Kingdom of Libya flags near the court house in Benghazi August 22.