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African migrant workers living in miserable conditions in Benghazi March 1, 2011. African workers fear attacks from Libyans hunting for alleged mercenary fighters. Wealthier Western and Asian states have sent ships to evacuate expatriate workers from this port since a bloody uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's rule erupted. Thousands of others, mostly from Africa and South Asia, are still stranded. An estimated 1.5 million foreigners work in Libya, drawn largely by oil and construction jobs from countries as varied as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Egypt, Malta, Australia, Brazil and Ghana.. Photo by Karam Nasser