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Libyan Rebels Struggle to Cope With Shortages

As residents of the Libyan capital faced another day without running water or electricity, a rebel official vowed to make this "difficult period" as short as possible.

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A rebel checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, August 26, 2011. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
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A rebel checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, August 26, 2011. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)

On a block in Tripoli with mostly shuttered storefronts, a pharmacy is open for half an hour a day. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
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On a block in Tripoli with mostly shuttered storefronts, a pharmacy is open for half an hour a day. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)

Tripoli residents unload a generator to pump water from a local mosque. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
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Tripoli residents unload a generator to pump water from a local mosque. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)

A man sells water from the back of a truck in Tripoli, Libya. Water has been cut off throughout the city, August 26, 2011. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
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A man sells water from the back of a truck in Tripoli, Libya. Water has been cut off throughout the city, August 26, 2011. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)

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