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While Tunisia and Egypt saw their heads of state overthrown, the uprising in Libya was the only true, and full revolution.  Muammar Ghaddafi ran the country like a family mafia and when he was overthrown the Libyan people were left without any government or structure to build from.

The evidence of that can be seen today throughout the country where there is no functioning justice system, no army, and piles of trash are building up because there isn't a government to provide basic public needs.

Even though the National Transition Council is recognized internationally as Libya's acting representative, the power is really spread out among the countries many tribal militias who act at regional police.

To discuss Libya and the struggle they're going through to start over, Christiane Amanpour sits down with author Lindsey Hilsum whose new book Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution, is a firsthand account of the Libyan revolution.

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