Viewing this photo, filed by Reuters stringer Goran Tomasevic, one is struck by the impression that the Libyan civil war, which is being broadcast to us in high resolution glory as we've almost never seen before, resembles nothing more than a glamorous (if not somewhat dusty) football game, the players on each side rushing to score as many points as possible before being evicted from the field.
Of course, other stringers have provided a somewhat different point of view, which I think does a better job of transmitting the gravity of the situation—But at least viewpoint we see above amuses us.
A rebel fighter takes cover from shelling by soldiers loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during a battle near Ras Lanuf, March 4, 2011.Heavily armed rebels clashed with forces loyal to Gaddafi on Friday on the outskirts of the key oil terminal of Ras Lanuf as the head of Libya's rebel council vowed "victory or death". The rebels were attacking a military base on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf, a major oil port on the Mediterranean Sea, which has a refinery, pipelines and a terminal, and the army responded with artillery fire and helicopters firing machine guns. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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