Hippopotamuses are seen in their enclosure at the zoo in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Once one of the city's best-loved family destinations, today it is 110 dusty acres of listless animals... more 
Hippopotamuses are seen in their enclosure at the zoo in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Once one of the city's best-loved family destinations, today it is 110 dusty acres of listless animals and overgrown, sun-burned grass. Empty bullet casings are scattered everywhere. A patch of black grass near the monkey cage shows where a rocket-propelled grenade hit. A turtle cage is cracked by gunfire, garbage is piled everywhere and three forlorn hippopotamuses hang their heads in a filthy pit, standing next to a shallow pool of fetid water. Because of the city's water shortage, the zoo's skeleton staff can only clean the animals' cages every four or five days.(AP Photo/Giulio Petrocco) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Giulio Petrocco
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 2:24 PM EDT