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Pictures from Libya and around the world

John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: August 22, 2011
Relatives of a rebel fighter mourn his death during a funeral in the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Four rebel fighters who were killed on the frontline of Brega were buried Friday. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Relatives of a rebel fighter mourn his death during a funeral in the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Four rebel fighters who were killed on the frontline of Brega were buried Friday. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

Last week I spoke with an Oklahoma City resident who has family in Libya. Mohamed Elyazgi said communication in his hometown had been cut off, so he couldn’t speak with his brother and sister who still live there. He hoped that the rebels would eventually be victorious and end Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. This weekend, rebel forces got a step closer to that by moving into Tripoli and capturing Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam.

You can see more pictures from this weekend’s fighting in Libya by clicking here. Follow this link to see more images from events around the world, or click here to see images by photographers at The Oklahoman.

A child dressed as Hindu god Krishna takes part in Janmashtami celebrations to mark the birthday of Krishna  in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Bangladeshi Hindus took to streets for the celebration.(AP Photo/ Pavel Rahman)
A child dressed as Hindu god Krishna takes part in Janmashtami celebrations to mark the birthday of Krishna in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Bangladeshi Hindus took to streets for the celebration.(AP Photo/ Pavel Rahman)
Pope Benedict XVI, center, celebrates mass at the Cuatro Vientos airbase outside Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. The Pope arrived in Madrid Thursday for a four-day visit to celebrate the church's World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Pope Benedict XVI, center, celebrates mass at the Cuatro Vientos airbase outside Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. The Pope arrived in Madrid Thursday for a four-day visit to celebrate the church's World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Model Naomi Obata prepares make-up before a show at the Tokyo Fashion Fuse event in Tokyo Saturday Aug. 20, 2011. The event is a merger of music and fashion featuring top models and international DJs. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
Model Naomi Obata prepares make-up before a show at the Tokyo Fashion Fuse event in Tokyo Saturday Aug. 20, 2011. The event is a merger of music and fashion featuring top models and international DJs. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

-John Clanton



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