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Libya’s guns free-for-all fuels region’s turmoil

Libyan militia members who are part of the forces against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi organize their munitions at a military base in Benghazi, eastern Libya. At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it’s Tripoli’s biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars.

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Libyan militia members who are part of the forces against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi organize their munitions at a military base in Benghazi, eastern Libya. At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it’s Tripoli’s biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars.



TRIPOLI, Libya — At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets...

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