Video: If you were standing up straight, your head would be clipped off from this low pass from a fighter jet. That's how close this Libyan MiG-23 is flying to the ground. The flyby is terrifyingly low and ridiculously fast and it is completely wild, especially considering how Libya only has a smattering of these jets and is in total chaos right now. So yeah. It's crazy.
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The treasure was kept mostly in two wooden chests and locked away in a bank vault: thousands of coins, jewellery and figurines, some around 2600 years old. For decades it sat in the bank, unattended despite the historical and monetary value. Then, as a popular uprising erupted around the downtown bank last winter, someone entered the vault and made off with the trove.
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