Protesters against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attend Friday prayers in Benghazi February 25, 2011. Libya’s rebellious city of Benghazi has filled a political void with a coalition which is cleaning up, providing food, building defences, reassuring foreign oil firms and telling Tripoli it believes in one nation. The city paid a high price for the revolt with up to 250 dead. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)
Troops kill Tripoli protesters as revolt swells
Government forces shot dead two protesters in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, Al Jazeera television reported, as a popular uprising against Muammar Gaddafi closed in on his main power base.