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Students at the University of Tripoli adjust to a new reality

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Students at the University of Tripoli, formerly Al-Fateh University, gather at a volunteer's meeting on October 9. The academic year started a little late this year, after the ouster of former leader Moammar Gadhafi, but the University of Tripoli is full of enthusiastic students with new found freedoms now only missing their comrades still on the front.

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Students at the University of Tripoli chat in the conference hall on October 9.

As a new academic year begins, staff and students at the University of Tripoli are adjusting to a new reality. An article in The Wall Street Journal on October 6 examined how the transition of power is affecting life at the university, where 13 professors and lecturers were among those whose names were posted on a blacklist of alleged collaborators with Moammar Gadhafi's fallen regime.