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On the Libya-Egypt Border

Thousands of foreigners caught in the violence in Libya are struggling to leave. Some are able to board aircraft, ferries and other ships chartered by their governments, while others are pouring across the borders of neighboring Egypt. Many have been helped to safety by Libyans under siege themselves.

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Aid convoys make their way into Libya, where the uprising and government counterattack have taken their toll, February 23, 2011. (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)
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Aid convoys make their way into Libya, where the uprising and government counterattack have taken their toll, February 23, 2011. (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)

People stream through the Egyptian border at Saloum, February 23, 2011, (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)
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People stream through the Egyptian border at Saloum, February 23, 2011, (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)

Egyptian Wael Mohammad fled his job in eastern Libya after he said mercenaries stormed the house next door, February 23, 2011. (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)
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Egyptian Wael Mohammad fled his job in eastern Libya after he said mercenaries stormed the house next door, February 23, 2011. (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)

A member of the Arab Union of Doctors appeals for help for people trapped in the Libyan violence, February 23, 2011. (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)
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A member of the Arab Union of Doctors appeals for help for people trapped in the Libyan violence, February 23, 2011. (VOA Photo/E. Arrott)

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