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Libyan refugees wait for safe return to Tawargha

A displaced Libyan Tawargha woman cries during an interview in a refugee camp at the outskirts of Benghazi on March 7, 2012.

By Manu Brabo, Associated Press

Outside Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi lies a camp of refugees. Some 40,000 ethnic Tawargha Africans were expelled from their homes in Tawergha, just south of Misrata, for allegedly collaborating in the killing and raping of Misratans and for helping Gadhafi's forces impose a tight siege on the city during the Libyan revolution. Some in the camp were responsible for the allegations, and some were not. Read more about Tawargha here

Photos were shot by Associated Press photographer Manu Brabo in March, but made available to msnbc.com on Wednesday.

A displaced Libyan Tawargha woman walks through a refugee camp in the outskirts of Benghazi on March 7, 2012.

Displaced Libyan Tawargha men pray at a mosque in a refugee camp at the outskirts of Benghazi, Libya on March 7, 2012.

A displaced Libyan Tawargha tobacco store owner works in a refugee camp at the outskirts of Benghazi on March 7, 2012.

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