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Post-Gaddafi Tripoli on path back to normality

RIA Novosti

16:51 29/08/2011 TRIPOLI, August 29 (RIA Novosti) - Life in Tripoli is slowly returning to normal, with traffic police directing vehicles and banks resuming their operations, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

Rebels seized Tripoli on August 22 and now control the vast majority of the country. Deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's current whereabouts are still known. A $1.7 million reward has been promised for him.

On Monday, the first bank resumed operations. Before the official opening employees removed portraits of Gaddafi and stamped on them. Other banks also soon opened their doors.

"Order is returning to the city, it will soon be as secure here before," traffic inspector Salim said.

In several city districts, however, portraits of Col. Gaddafi are still hanging on the walls and green flags - symbols of the Gaddafi government, are fluttering in the wind.

More than 30 countries, including the United States have already recognized the legitimacy of Libya's National Transitional Council.

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