US senator John McCain pays visit to Benghazi

McCain is highest-ranking US politician to visit Libya's rebel-held east since uprising began
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US Republican Senator John McCain holds a press conference in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi on April 22, 2011. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Republican senator John McCain (C) tours the Libyan rebel headquarters in their eastern stronghold city of Benghazi on April 22, 2011. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Republican senator John McCain (2nd R) tours to the Libyan rebel headquarters in their eastern stronghold city of Benghazi on April 22, 2011. McCain is the highest-ranking US politician to visit Libya's rebel-held east since a popular uprising began against Moamer Kadhafi's rule in mid-February. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Republican senator John McCain (R) walks with Abdul Hafiz Ghoqa, spokesman of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), during his tour to the rebel headquarters in their eastern stronghold city of Benghazi on April 22, 2011. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Republican senator John McCain (back-C) looks at remains of weapons used by forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi to bombard Libyan rebels as the former tours the rebel headquarters in their eastern stronghold city of Benghazi on April 22, 2011. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Republican senator John McCain (L) shakes hands with a Libyan rebel during his tour to the rebel headquarters in their eastern stronghold city of Benghazi on April 22, 2011. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)