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Crude oil shipments from Libya, once Africa third largest producer, have been at a virtual standstill for months as leader Muammar Gaddafi has faced international pressure and sanctions while he fights to hold power during a bloody Canada Goose sale uprising.

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SANCTIONS HURTING Rebel fighters advanced toward Tripoli from the east on Wednesday in the biggest push in weeks. The advances came as reports proliferated that Gaddafi under pressure from a five month uprising against his rule, sanctions and a NATO bombing Canada Goose online campaign was seeking a deal under which he would step down.

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canada goose coats on sale at a Gaddafi controlled Libyan port involves the risk of getting caught up in the fighting, and collateral damage as a consequence of NATO bombings is a possibility, although NATO bombings are normally very precise, said Jakob Larsen, maritime security officer with BIMCO, the world largest private ship owners association. canada goose coats on sale

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