TAUNTS

Lockerbie Bomber on Jumbo Screen

Libya will flaunt the release of the Lockerbie bomber at a state celebration Tuesday by flashing images of his return on a jumbo screen behind the stage, The Times of London reports. Libya is celebrating Muammar Gaddafi's 40 years in power, and the images of released bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi stepping off the plane come at the finale of the celebrations, according to a dress rehearsal. The clip's inclusion seems "almost calculated to provoke the West," the Times reports. President Hugo Chavez and European ambassadors and ministers will be in attendance. Britain is expected to send a junior diplomat, to distance itself from the celebration.