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This week on the Foreign Office Global Conversations blog

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Libya, Australia and the London 2012 Paralympic Games were amongst the topics discussed by Foreign Office bloggers.

Foreign Office Political Officer, Barrie Peach updated his blog from Benghazi. In it he discussed a visit to the barracks of the Fadeel Battalion “It’s a huge complex in central Benghazi that was the home to, for want of a better description, Qadhafi’s militia in Benghazi. A number of people had recommended that I go there to understand better what life was like under the Qadhafi regime”

Ambassador to the Netherlands Paul Arkwright focused his attention on the London 2012 Paralympic Games: “I can hardly believe it is less than 500 days to go before the world will witness a Paralympic Games like no other before. This milestone marks a particularly special moment for us as the UK is the country that hosted the first disability sports event in 1948”

British High Commissioner to Australia, Paul Madden in a blog post titled “Seeing Queensland “open for business” again, with Kevin Rudd” : “Having been up in Brisbane with William Hague shortly after the floods, it was good to return three months on and see the city looking fully back to normal.”

The Foreign Office’s Head of Digital Jimmy Leach talked about ‘The Foreign Office on Foursquare’ : “We’re building our Foursquare presence gradually, building up the information we provide and, hopefully, building our presence, in the same way as we are building the presence for our travel advice on Twitter and Facebook.”