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Libya as a Tourist Destination

VOA's Middle East Correspondent Elizabeth Arrott has traveled to Libya during the Gadhafi years, the uprising and under the new government. Even during conflict, she was struck by the beauty of what tourist guides now tout as a country re-opening for business.

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This 2009 file photograph shows the ruins of Sabratha, a Phoencian, later Roman port city, that has drawn tourists for centuries. (VOA-E. Arrott)
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This 2009 file photograph shows the ruins of Sabratha, a Phoencian, later Roman port city, that has drawn tourists for centuries. (VOA-E. Arrott)

Rebels accused Gadhafi troops of stashing weapons at Sabratha, a UNESCO world heritage site, so they would not be bombed. (VOA-E. Arrott)
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Rebels accused Gadhafi troops of stashing weapons at Sabratha, a UNESCO world heritage site, so they would not be bombed. (VOA-E. Arrott)

Under Gadhafi, Libya's tribes were both celebrated and manipulated. These tribesmen were photographed in August, 2009. (VOA-E. Arrott)
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Under Gadhafi, Libya's tribes were both celebrated and manipulated. These tribesmen were photographed in August, 2009. (VOA-E. Arrott)

Camels scrounge for scarce resources near Badri, eastern Libya, in this March, 2011 file photo. (VOA-E. Arrott)
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Camels scrounge for scarce resources near Badri, eastern Libya, in this March, 2011 file photo. (VOA-E. Arrott)

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