Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi drives his personal cart in Tripoli after making a speech which he sought to defuse tensions after more than 10 days of anti-government protests. Gadhafi, orchestrating a populist response to rebels threatening his rule, blamed al-Qaeda for creating turmoil and told applauding supporters there was a conspiracy to control Libya and its oil.
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