In this photo taken July 6, rebel forces chief commander Abdel Fattah Younes speaks during a rally in the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Libya. Libya's rebel leadership council announced the death of Younes on Thursday, hours after he was arrested by the rebels for questioning about suspicions his family still had ties to Moammar Gadhafi's regime. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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Specially selected rebel fighters march through the streets of Zintan, Libya. These rebels will be trained in urban combat in anticipation of an expected move toward Tripoli. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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Milad Saadi clears the dirt around a brick of plastic explosives that he discovered lying on top of a T-AB-1 anti-personnel mine. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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Mabruk Eshnuk (left) and his son Malik left their home in Pittsburgh to volunteer and fight with rebels in western Libya's Nafusa Mountains. Ayman Oghanna for NPR hide caption

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Libyan rebels gather at the front line on the eastern ridge of the Nafusah Mountains in Western Libya on Sunday. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Libyan clean their weapons under a bridge near Bir Ayyad, a town approximately 25 miles from Zintan in the western mountains of Libya, on June 26. Colin Summers/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A store owner in a Gaza City market. Israel has eased the blockade of Gaza over the past year, and more commercial goods are reaching the territory. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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A voter casts his ballot to elect the board of the largest private medical association in the West Bank city of Hebron. Out of 14 people running, seven are backed by Fatah. There isn't a single candidate running under the Hamas banner. Jonathan Levinson/For NPR hide caption

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Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar (left) has been stamping passports in advance of a possible Palestinian bid for recognition at the United Nations in September. His stamp is not a valid passport mark, but a statement in support of U.N. bid. Here, he stamps a tourist's passport at the Ramallah central bus station. Jonathan Levinson /For NPR hide caption

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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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Libyans walk along a street close to Martyr's Square in the city of Zawiya, west of the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday. During the first few weeks of the uprising, Zawiya was one of the most contested cities. Now, the rebellion here has been crushed. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iman al-Obeidi, who said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, and was sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody, shouted as she told her story at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli on Saturday (March 26, 2011). Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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