The Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) announcement of a new cabinet on Monday may help to resolve the political infighting that has plagued the new government, but battles are still being waged for the future of Libya.
The country's transitional leaders pledged that they would step down once the country is "fully secured," a reference to the ongoing fighting in Qaddafi strongholds such as Sirte and Bani Walid. Meanwhile, in Tripoli, a much different mood predominiates as seen in the irreverent street art celebrating the end of the old regime. In the capital, long-marginalized minority groups, such as the Jewish community, are a renewed presence as the NTC pledges to build an inclusive state. In Benghazi, the NTC's stronghold, volunteers are receiving military training, while Qaddafi loyalists in Tawagarma, fearing for their safety, have fled.
As the new national leadership prepares to declare victory over the last pockets of resistance, Libya continues to struggle to holds its many regions, and factions, together.
Above, NTC fighters run for cover at the frontline in Bani Walid on Oct. 2, as fighting raged against loyalist troops in the desert city.