Libyan rebels head to the front line on the outskirts of the eastern city of Ajdabiya on May 1. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Libyan rebel fires into the air while taking part in a military parade in Benghazi. Optimism in the rebel stronghold has turned to fear for some, as the crackle of shooting — celebratory, or to settle a score — has become a constant in the city. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Last month at the White House, Libyan-American women demonstrated to show solidarity with Iman al-Obeidi, who says she was raped by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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