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Libyan Rebels Cheer U.N. Vote

Libyan rebels broke out into an impromptu street party in the rebel capital Benghazi after midnight following Thursday’s United Nations Security Council vote that will impose a no-fly zone and airstrikes against Col. Muammar Gaddafi. Celebratory gunfire broke out as imams at mosques took to the loudspeakers chanting “God is greatest, God is greatest.” Despite promises earlier Thursday to crush the rebels, Gaddafi appeared to have a change of heart after hearing the U.N. decision, as one of his sons announced early Friday that as a “humanitarian gesture,” the Libyan army will not invade Benghazi as Instead, Saif Gaddafi said, the army will take up positions around the stronghold, as Saif said they expect a “humanitarian exodus.”