World intervenes in Libya, with unusual speed

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives at the Elysee palace for a crisis summit on Libya, in Paris, Saturday, March, 19, 2011. Britain and France took the lead in plans to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya on Friday, sending British warplanes to the Mediterranean and announcing a crisis summit in Paris with the U.N. and Arab allies. (AP photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

March 19, 2011 6:07:35 PM PDT
In diplomatic terms, international military action against Libya's leader went from the brainstorming stage to the shooting-at-tanks stage with stunning speed.