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Libyan protestors hold placards as they demonstrate against the extended mandate of the General National Congress, the country’s highest political authority, in Front of the Supreme Court, in Tripoli on February 23, 2014. Leading a transition that has proved chaotic since the 2011 toppling of the country’s longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi, the General National Congress was elected in July 2012 for a term of 18 months. The extension of the GNC mandate has raised the hackles of civil society organisations and political groups, and protests have already been held in several towns to demand the congress be dissolved. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA