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Libya’s Gaddafi rules out talks

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ruled out on Thursday talks with the rebels seeking to end his 41-year-rule, casting doubt on a flurry of Western efforts to negotiate an end to a deepening civil conflict. A girl holds a picture of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi during a pro-government rally in the Gaddafi hometown of Sirte, 400 km (249 miles) east of Tripoli, July 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) “There will be no talks between me and them until Judgment Day,” Gaddafi told a crowd of thousands of his supporters in his home city of Sirte in a remotely delivered audio message. “They need to talk with the Libyan people … and they will respond to them.” The rally in the…