Gill and John Bettison
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UK couple holidaying in Tripoli escape Libya violence

Tens of thousands of foreigners are trying to flee Libya after a week of violent protests against the rule of Colonel Gaddafi.

Clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters have left hundreds dead and scores wounded.

Gill and John Bettison, from Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, were holidaying in Tripoli when violence broke out.

The managed to get home and spoke about their ordeal to BBC News.

  • 23 Feb 2011
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