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Libya on a knife edge
As protests enter second week, Gaddafi, leader for four decades, remains as defiant as ever.
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2011 06:42 GMT

The future of Libya appears to be on a knife edge. The military is taking on the people in the streets of the capital, Tripoli, and high-level diplomats are deserting the government of Muammar Gaddafi.

More than a week since protests against his regime began, Gaddafi himself made an appearance on national TV to dispel rumours that he had left the country.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports.

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