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Libya's transitional council hands power to elected congress
 
A boy holds up an "Execute Gadhafi" poster during a protest earlier this year: Video footage of the Libyan despot's death this week prompted debate about the use of bloody imagery in news reporting.
A boy holds up an "Execute Gadhafi" poster during a protest earlier this year: Video footage of the Libyan despot's death this week prompted debate about the use of bloody imagery in news reporting.
REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Ten months after the bloody struggle to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's National Transitional Council officially ceded power to the National Congress, an interim legislature chosen in a historic election in July. This transition is a big step in Libya's halting progress toward post-Gadhafi stability, but the country still faces daunting challenges in terms of security, refugees, and assimilating the militias that fought in the uprising. The 200-seat congress is expected to name a prime minister and cabinet before elections for a permanent parliament are held later this year.

 

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