Kim Sengupta is foreign correspondent and staff writer for The Independent/UK.
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
While Tripoli Celebrates 'Freedom', Refugees from Africa Fear for Their Lives
Free Libya's first Eid al-Fitr out of the shadow of the dictator was a day of celebration and thanksgiving. A stream of families flocked to Martyrs' Square, in the heart of Tripoli, in their best finery. Prayers were held by the roadside, women ululated, there was joyous laughter and ceremonial gunfire.