Ancient ruins

Women walk at the ancient Greek and Roman ruined city of Cyrene in modern-day Shahaat, 10 km (6 miles) east of Al-Bayda city, in eastern Libya. Founded in 4th century BC by Greeks and later ruled by Rome, Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. The region is now largely held by anti-<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007572" title="Muammar Gaddafi" href="/topic/politics/government/muammar-gaddafi-PEPLT000007572.topic">Muammar Gaddafi</a> rebels after mass protests and bloody fighting in the past month, much of it around the key oil exporting towns of Ras Lanuf and Brega.

( Reuters photo / April 25, 2011 )

Women walk at the ancient Greek and Roman ruined city of Cyrene in modern-day Shahaat, 10 km (6 miles) east of Al-Bayda city, in eastern Libya. Founded in 4th century BC by Greeks and later ruled by Rome, Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. The region is now largely held by anti-Muammar Gaddafi rebels after mass protests and bloody fighting in the past month, much of it around the key oil exporting towns of Ras Lanuf and Brega.

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