A piece of street art known as "Tantawi's underwear" mocks Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who heads the ruling transitional military council.   hide caption

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Egyptians who fled fighting in Libya carry their belongings at the Egyptian-Libyan border in Salloum, Egypt. The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 105,000 Egyptians have returned from Libya. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Protesters in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on June 17. Some Yemen watchers argue that current U.S. policy in the country may create sympathy with al-Qaida where none existed before. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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A man holds a placard protesting military trials at a demonstration in front of a building where the high military council met with youth groups on June 1. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman fills her tank with E10 gasoline in Berlin on March 4. Delivery of the fuel, which is a blend of gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, has stopped because consumers are not buying enough of it. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Ursula von der Leyen, the German labor minister, says voluntary gender quotas set by companies won't be sufficient. "I want to see concrete figures and results from the DAX top 30 post-haste. Otherwise we will start negotiating with legal measures," she says. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers assemble Volkswagen Golf 6 cars at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen and other German automakers are among those driving Germany's economic boom. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a reception for NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on April 14. Germany has drawn criticism at home and abroad for its decision to not participate in the NATO airstrikes against the forces of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Berthold Stadler/AP hide caption

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Libyan rebels patrol near the airport at al-Ghiran, close to the key port city of Misrata, on April 30. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NATO's secretary-general said this week that the alliance needs more strike aircraft like this Norwegian F-16 fighter, shown taking off from Bodoe, Norway, on March 21, for the operation in Libya. Trond Hoeyvik/Royal Norwegian Air Force/AP hide caption

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The last time NPR's Eric Westervelt saw backpacker Billy Six, he was at Benghazi's port trying to catch a boat ride to the besieged city of Misurata. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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An injured man with a leg cast in the colors of the Libyan rebel flag sits on the deck of a Turkish ship arriving from Misurata to the port of Benghazi to evacuate the wounded on Sunday. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Libyan soldiers who defected to the rebel side teach volunteers the basics of mortars, machine guns, small rockets and anti-aircraft artillery. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Rebels make a quick retreat from Brega as pro-Gadhafi troops fire heavy artillery behind them. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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A Libyan rebel observes at a front-line checkpoint near Zwitina, the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya, on Thursday. Anja Niedringhaus/AP hide caption

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