After a violent attack in Benghazi killed the US ambassador and three of his colleagues last month, Libyans took to the streets: first to apologise, and then to kick out the extremist militias they held responsible. Now, in a new demonstration of nonviolent people power, many hundreds are heeding their government's call to turn over weapons left over from the revolution to the armed forces.
What kind of weapons are we talking about? Bullets, assault rifles, mortars, heat-seeking missiles and at least one tank:
Libya's young, democratically elected government has struggled to maintain security in the year since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. A patchwork of local militias and armed groups still patrol or guard much of the country. The government launched the disarmament programme as part of its broader effort to disband rogue militias, and better integrate legitimate, local groups into the state security forces.
From Benghazi to Tripoli's Martyrs' Square, hundreds of citizens and former fighters have turned in their weapons. A local organisation even offered new flat-screen televisions in return for arms as an incentive.
After trading in his weapons in Benghazi, Moussa Omr told AP: "When I saw the announcement on television I came to Benghazi with my wife and son to hand over my weapon to the national army because I want to move from the stage of the revolution to state building."
"I don't need this weapon after today," he added. "The militias have been expelled from Benghazi and the national army will protect us."
Sources: Avaaz, Global Post, BBC, Euro News, Facebook