It's been a year since the Libyan uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi began. In Benghazi, they gathered on Friday at the police station where the first march against Gaddafi's rule kicked off - the luster of democracy apparent.
Libyans lit the "Torch of Freedom" and marked the events that ended the former leader's 40 year hold on the country. They also remembered those killed in the fight.
Security in the eastern city is higher than usual ahead of the anniversary on February 17th. Adding to that is a recent boast by Saadi Gaddafi, one of the fallen leader's sons. Saadi, who is in exile in Niger, recently said he is toying with the idea of returning to Libya and starting an uprising.