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NTC fighter inspects Gadhafi's Sirte palace after new regime seizes conference center, university

Reuters reports:

Libyan transitional government forces said on Sunday they had captured landmark buildings in a thrust toward the center of Muammar Gadhafi's hometown Sirte, but were holding off an assault on its main square to allow civilians to escape the chaotic fighting.

Taking Sirte would bring Libya's new rulers a big step closer to establishing control of the entire, sprawling North African country almost two months after they seized the capital Tripoli, but pro-Gadhafi snipers have slowed their advance.

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