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09-28-2011 08:30 BJT Special Report: Libya in Post-Gaddafi Era |

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Building a free, democratic Libya

For decades, the possibility of a Libya without Moammar Gadhafi'seemed just a dream. But today, Tripoli's central square is adorned with the three colors of the pro-democracy forces flag.

The once-omnipresent pictures of Gadhafi are gone. As that regime gasps its last breath, the Libyan people and the National Transitional Council are writing the first chapter of a free Libya.

A Libyan rebel guards the entrance of the local council offices of Tripoli, with
the colors of the pre-Gadhafi flag on the side wall, in Tripoli, Libya Tuesday Sept.
13, 2011.

The NTC has been planning this transition for more than six months. Our accomplishments in the midst of the turbulence of war foreshadow what a free Libya can accomplish in the years to come.

Some in the international community question the NTC and what it stands for. The answer lies in our name. We are a "transitional" government responsible for steering the nation from an intense conflict with Gadhafi regime forces, now approaching its end, to the establishment of a democratic government.

While leading pro-democracy forces on the battlefield and planning to stabilize those areas where fighting continues, we have worked to meet civilians basic needs and created an interim representative body. We are committed to establishing a stable Libya, where all citizens, regardless of background, gender, affiliation or faith can return to their daily lives, be free and have a voice in civic affairs.

Libyan women stand beside a car painted in the colors of the pre-Gadhafi flag with
the Arabic words "free Libya," on its rear window in Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Sept.
9, 2011.


Libyans, including one with an umbrella in the colors of the pre-Gadhafi flag,
gather for Friday prayers in the former Green Square, now called Martyrs' Square,
in Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Sept. 9.



A Libyan woman wears a cap with the colors of a pre-Gadhafi flag and the Arabic
words, "long live free Libya," in the former Green Square, renamed Martyr's Square,
as they gather for the morning Eid.

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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