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'Patronage and military power' rule in Libya

Colonel Gaddafi's security forces have reportedly fired on demonstrators from helicopters and warplanes.

The BBC's Frank Gardner explains more about the situation in Libya.

And Sir Richard Dalton, a former British ambassador to Libya, analyses the power structure and tribal situation in the country.

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