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FEATURE-Torture and lawlessness as Libya "victory high" ends

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By Oliver Holmes

TRIPOLI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Violent crime and clashes between armed militants are running rife in Libya as the jubilation of last year's liberation fades, to be replaced by the harsh and unromantic reality of building a new state.

Although much less frequent than the celebratory shooting in the weeks after Muammar Gaddafi died in October, the sound of gunfire can still be heard at night in Tripoli, where security sector workers say theft, infighting and murder are on the rise.

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