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Libyans put aside woes to celebrate uneasy anniversary

An uprising in Libya ousts dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
An uprising in Libya ousts dictator Moammar Gadhafi.Goran Tomasevic / REUTERS

Reuters reports — Thousands took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate two years since the start of Libya's revolution and a national political leader promised to end the sense of neglect experienced by Benghazi, the country's second city.

Mohammad Hannon / AP

One thousand kilometers east of the capital Tripoli, Benghazi was the cradle of the revolt that ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but many citizens feel that they are yet to see the fruits of their military struggle.

"I'm not here to celebrate; a revolution should be celebrated once its goals are fulfilled. In Benghazi we keep bringing up demands and nothing happens," Mohammed al-Shokri, 26, said. Read the full story.

An uprising in Libya ousts dictator Moammar Gadhafi.Goran Tomasevic / REUTERS