Libyans queue for first vote in battle-scarred Misrata
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
People from Libya’s battle-scarred city of Misrata queued up to vote in their first free election on Monday, hoping to set a standard for the rest of the country as it prepares for national polls in June after the war that overthrew Muammar Qaddafi.
Months after Misrata saw the biggest and bloodiest battle in Libya’s eight-month conflict, voters waited outside polling stations set up in schools, many of the buildings still marked with bullet holes from the fighting.
, who will have the tough job of rebuilding a city of around 300,000 people which was bombed beyond recognition.
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