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Gadhafi loyalists in two small pockets of Sirte

As the battle for Sirte winds down, the images become more dramatic. You can see in the third photo below how close the photographers are to the action.

AP reports:

Fighters loyal to deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are now holding out in just two small pockets of his home town Sirte Wednesday, government commanders said after making gains overnight.

Gaddafi loyalists have fought tenaciously for weeks in Sirte, one of just two major towns they still control nearly two months since rebels seized the capital Tripoli.

Fighters from the interim Libyan government's volunteer army walked slowly up the same battle-scarred streets strewn with empty ammunition cases where they had fought fierce clashes a day before. Other fighters searched the damaged houses as a few dazed civilians emerged from their basements.

Previous PhotoBlog posts from Libya.

Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP - Getty Images

A fighter loyal to Libya's new regime the Transitional national Council (NTC) tries to break down a door during fighting in the town of Sirte on October 12 as they move in for the kill against Moammar Gadhafi's diehards in his hometown.



Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP - Getty Images

A fighter loyal to Libya's new regime fires his weapon during fighting in the town of Sirte on October 12.

Mohamed Messara / EPA

Libyan rebels carry an injured comrade, after he was wounded during the battle to liberate the city of Sirte, Libya October 12.

Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images

Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) soldiers capture an alleged fighter (C) loyal to Moammar Gadhafi during street battles in Sirte on October 12, 2011 as Libya's new regime forces were moving in for the kill against Gadhafi's diehards in his hometown.