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Government supporters fight back against protesters in Libya

Monday, February 21, 2011 | 5:09 p.m. CST; updated 9:44 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CAIRO — Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi's regime Monday, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a major government building ablaze after clashes in the capital of Tripoli. Protesters called for another night of defiance against the Arab world's longest-serving leader despite a crackdown.

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