A soldier tries to control thousands of Bangladeshi refugees as they walk from the border to a camp in the desert. Tens of thousands of people fled unrest in Libya and crossed the border into Tunisia. Some slept in the open for several days before being processed. At the same time forces loyal to Col Gaddafi fought opposition forces in various parts of the country. On 17 February 2011 Libya saw the beginnings of a revolution against the 41 year regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi.