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Libyan leader calls for unity as nation celebrates 2nd anniversary of anti-Gadhafi revolt

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    A Libyan masked gunman celebrates on the roof of a vehicle on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)The Associated Press

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    Libyan gunman celebrate on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)The Associated Press

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    Libyan gunmen pose as they celebrate on a vehicle on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)The Associated Press

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    Libyan members of security forces change guarding shift on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)The Associated Press

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    Libyan gunmen celebrate on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb, 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)The Associated Press

Libya's leader has called for unity in the North African nation as the country celebrates the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Addressing thousands of flag-waving Libyans on Sunday, Mohammed el-Megarif urged his countrymen to "join ranks and resolve our differences to build our nation."

He also promised to fight poverty and "marginalization," and to give Libyans extra cash to mark the occasion. He did not say how much or how the money would be distributed.

El-Megarif spoke at a rally in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city that is the birthplace of the anti-Gadhafi uprising.