For the past twelve days, everyone working on this blog has been riveted to the news, watching the events unfolding in Libya. We have family in Tobruk, Derna, Baida, Benghazi, Tripoli and Misurata, a reflection of the unity of Libya, and there can be no celebration for anyone until the whole of Libya is freed. The important point for us is to stress that this is not a civil war, this is a regime waging war against its own people, and Libya cannot be split, because as our family proves, the 6.5 million people in Libya are inextricably interlinked. However since today marks the tenth day since the official start of the revolution, and since a transitional governing body was announced yesterday, we thought it would be appropriate to put up the new flag of Libya, the pre-Gaddafi independence flag which has been hidden away for 42 years. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost loved ones, may all the martyrs of Libya rest in peace.