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In Pictures: East Libya's federalism battle
Libyans in Cyrenaica contest the unequal regional distribution of seats to be allocated in upcoming elections.
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 19:52


/Aljazeera/David Poort
The black Cyrenaica flag is used by federalist protesters aiming to create an eastern region independent from Tripoli.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Federalist protesters gathered in Benghazi to demonstrate against what they say is an unjust distribution of seats for their region in the General National Congress.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Ballots, ballot boxes and indelible ink arrived from Dubai and are stored in a warehouse in Benghazi, ready to be distributed to the polling stations. Libyan voters will have to dip a finger in one of the 16,000 cases of ink to prevent people from voting twice.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Women of Benghazi held a gathering to promote female participation in the July 7 vote.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
At this Gaddafi-era monument, federalist protesters placed the new Libyan national flag under the black Cyrenaica flag, symbolising the federalists' desire to receive greater recognition for the eastern region.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
The Man-Made River Authority building is used by the High National Election Committee in Benghazi as the nerve centre of its activities in the run-up to the elections.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Faraj Abdel Aziz Najem, a 48-year-old independent candidate in the district of Benghazi, does not have a campaign team and relies on himself and his family and friends to distribute his campaign material.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Members of the "public outreach team" of the High National Elections Commission printed leaflets to educate schoolchildren and their parents about the General National Congress vote.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Jalal El Kharaz, chief coordinator of the logistical team of the High National Election Committee, inspects newly arrived ballots and ballot boxes in a warehouse in Benghazi.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Federalist protesters hand in their voter registration cards in protest against what they say is an unjust distribution of seats in the General National Congress.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
The streets of Benghazi are filled with campaign posters, many of them ripped by federalist youth who oppose the centralised power of Tripoli, the capital.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Suliman Zubi, 69, is a retired lawyer from Benghazi and one of the 2,500 independent candidates running in the July 7 national election.


/Aljazeera/David Poort
Hamed Elhasy, the spokeman for the Cyrenaica military council, says Libya should be a federal state with more autonomy given to the eastern region.



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The black Cyrenaica flag is used by federalist protesters who aim at creating an eastern region independent from Tripoli.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=01x61Sn5oi2k2Aljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

The black Cyrenaica flag is used by federalist protesters who aim at creating an eastern region independent from Tripoli.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=00xw34pabW6Gs

Federalist protesters gathered in Benghazi to demonstrate against what they say is an unjust distribution of seats for their region in the general national congress.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=00xw34pabW6GsAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Federalist protesters gathered in Benghazi to demonstrate against what they say is an unjust distribution of seats for their region in the general national congress.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0aMR3CP09Sgdu

Ballots, ballot boxes and indelible ink arrived from Dubai and are stored in a warehouse in Benghazi, ready to be distributed to the polling stations. Libyan voters will have to dip their finger in one of the 16,000 cases of indelible ink to prevent people from voting twice.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0aMR3CP09SgduAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Ballots, ballot boxes and indelible ink arrived from Dubai and are stored in a warehouse in Benghazi, ready to be distributed to the polling stations. Libyan voters will have to dip their finger in one of the 16,000 cases of indelible ink to prevent people from voting twice.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=01HFcfyblcbzu

Women of Benghazi held a gathering to campaign and to promote female participation in the July 7 vote.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=01HFcfyblcbzuAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Women of Benghazi held a gathering to campaign and to promote female participation in the July 7 vote.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=03ka45cebV0ZW

Federalist protesters placed the new Libyan national flag at this Gaddafi-era monument, right under the black Cyrenaica flag symbolising the federalists' endeavours to receive greater recognition for the eastern region.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=03ka45cebV0ZWAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Federalist protesters placed the new Libyan national flag at this Gaddafi-era monument, right under the black Cyrenaica flag symbolising the federalists' endeavours to receive greater recognition for the eastern region.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=00H545KdPe25S

The man made river authority building is used by the high national election committee in Benghazi as the nerve centre of its activities in the run-up to the elections.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=00H545KdPe25SAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

The man made river authority building is used by the high national election committee in Benghazi as the nerve centre of its activities in the run-up to the elections.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0gavezp3UR0q4

Faraj Abdel Aziz Najem, a 48-year-old independent candidate in the district of Benghazi does not have a campaign team and relies on himself and his family and friends to distribute his campaign material.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0gavezp3UR0q4Aljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Faraj Abdel Aziz Najem, a 48-year-old independent candidate in the district of Benghazi does not have a campaign team and relies on himself and his family and friends to distribute his campaign material.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0d5G5nYbyX45K

Members of the 'public outreach team' of the high national elections commission printed leaflets to educate school children and their parents about the general national congress vote.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0d5G5nYbyX45KAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Members of the 'public outreach team' of the high national elections commission printed leaflets to educate school children and their parents about the general national congress vote.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=05bQ9UH7vY6lz

Jalal El Kharaz, chief coordinator of the logistical team high national election committee inspects newly arrived ballots and ballot boxes in a warehouse in Benghazi

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=05bQ9UH7vY6lzAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Jalal El Kharaz, chief coordinator of the logistical team high national election committee inspects newly arrived ballots and ballot boxes in a warehouse in Benghazi

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0aIN74Tag46Hw

Federalist protesters hand in their voter registration cards in protest against what they say is an unjust distribution of seats in the general national congress.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0aIN74Tag46HwAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Federalist protesters hand in their voter registration cards in protest against what they say is an unjust distribution of seats in the general national congress.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0g9xa3BfvbfymThe streets of Benghazi are filled with campaign posters, many of them ripped by federalist youth who oppose the centralised power of Tripoli, the capital.Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=0g9xa3BfvbfymAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe streets of Benghazi are filled with campaign posters, many of them ripped by federalist youth who oppose the centralised power of Tripoli, the capital. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=02Bc0HYc321mqSuliman Zubi, 69, is a retired lawyer from Benghazi and one of the 2500 independent candidates running in the July 7 national election.Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=02Bc0HYc321mqAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload ImagesSuliman Zubi, 69, is a retired lawyer from Benghazi and one of the 2500 independent candidates running in the July 7 national election. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=05gH8n2dyQfiE

Hamed Elhasy, the spokeman for the Cyrenaica military council, says Libya should be a federal state with more autonomy given to the eastern region.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Libya?image_id=05gH8n2dyQfiEAljazeera/David PoortAl Jazeera Upload Images

Hamed Elhasy, the spokeman for the Cyrenaica military council, says Libya should be a federal state with more autonomy given to the eastern region.



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