Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 March 2011
Issue No. 1037
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Libyan spring

The pre-1969 Revolution Libyan tricolour --the red, black and green flag with white crescent and star -- is hoist high over the cities of eastern Libya that have declared their emancipation from the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Meanwhile, government forces have regained control over western cities that had fallen earlier to anti-Gaddafi protesters. On Tuesday, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions on the Libyan leadership and refer it to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against the Libyan people

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