Rebels successfully defend town of Brega, Libya

Top: A Libyan rebel shoots towards a burning pro-Muammar el-Quaddafi fighter vehicle in celebration of the retaking of the town of Brega in east Libya on Wednesday. Regime opponents battled forces loyal to Libyan leader Quaddafi, who tried Wednesday to retake a key oil installation in a counteroffensive against the rebel-held eastern half of the country. At one point in the flip-flopping battle, anti-Quaddafi fighters cornered the attackers in a nearby seaside university campus in fierce contest that killed at least five.

Bottom: A Libyan rebel helps his colleague, who suffered a leg injury during a battle against pro Quaddafi fighters in the town of Brega.