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Vol 53 No 3

Published 3rd February 2012


From Gadaffi to Qatar

The lake in Benghazi city centre, beside which its two main hotels stand, epitomises Moammar el Gadaffi’s neglect of the east. Officially known as the ‘23 July lake’, foreigners and some locals more commonly refer to it as ‘Shit Lake’ because it contains the effluent from many of the city’s 24 sewerage stations, whose pumps failed many years ago.

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