Libya

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11 Jun 2011 08:00

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Libya (1 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
19 Jun 2011

Blankets and other personal items lay scattered in front of a destroyed armoured vehicle belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a military airfield in Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. According to rebel fighters, now in control of the airfield, the vehicle, along with other military vehicles and aircraft, was destroyed weeks earlier by airstrikes carried out by NATO aircraft. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (2 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
19 Jun 2011

A heavily damaged fighter aircraft belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a military airfield in Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. According to rebel fighters, now in control of the airfield, the aircraft, along with other military vehicles and aircraft, was destroyed weeks earlier by airstrikes carried out by NATO aircraft. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (3 of 40)
Benghazi, Libya
By George Henton
24 May 2011

A migrant family from West Africa waits at the port in Benghazi, Libya, for a bus to take them across the border into Egypt, having just disembarked from a boat sailing from the Libyan city of Misrata, 23 May 2011. Thousands of migrant workers and their families have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries as a result of the fighting in Libya. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (4 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

A volunteer uncovers an anti-personnel mine in a minefield in a large open area just east of Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. The field, initially laid to protect artillery pieces belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, was discovered by rebels when an unfortunate camel detonated one of the mines. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (5 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
09 Jun 2011

A woman poses with an assault rifle at her home in Misrata, Libya, 09 June 2011. The house, home to a number of woman and children, was also the workshop of a self proclaimed weapons expert, husband to the pictured woman, making IED's from unexploded munitions which were scattered around the house and its neighbouring buildings. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (6 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
09 Jun 2011

A child stands in front of a collection of unexploded mortar shells at a home in Misrata, Libya, 09 June 2011. The house, home to a number of woman and children, was also the workshop of a self proclaimed weapons expert making IED's from unexploded munitions which were scattered around the house and its neighbouring buildings. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (7 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

New recruits in the Captain katiba (brigade) conduct manoeuvre training in an open area just east of Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. Various brigades made up of fighters from different areas and tribes trained their forces at bases surrounding the central Libyan city of Misrata before sending them to the frontlines only a few kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (8 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

New recruits in the Captain katiba (brigade) conduct weapons training in an open area just east of Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. Various brigades made up of fighters from different areas and tribes trained their forces at bases surrounding the central Libyan city of Misrata before sending them to the frontlines only a few kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (9 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
26 May 2011

Rebel fighters and technicals (improvised fighting vehicles) make up a section of the frontline at Al Dafniyeh, just to the west of Misrata, Libya, 26 May 2011. Despite pushing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the city centre, rebel forces made slow progress in the more open and rural areas outside of the city due in part to the dominance of heavy weapons belonging to those forces loyal to Gaddafi and in spite of NATO airstrikes. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (10 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
11 Jun 2011

The body of a rebel fighter is taken away for burial by his family from Al Hikma hospital in Misrata, Libya, 10 June 2011. Whilst causality numbers were significantly less than they had been during months of urban fighting, a steady trickle of injured and dead continued to be delivered daily to Al HIkma, Misrata's main hospital, from the frontlines just thirty kilometres from the city. GEORGE HENTON.

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Benghazi, Libya
By George Henton
23 May 2011

A graffiti caricature depicting the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is seen on a wall in Benghazi, Libya, 22 May 2011. Benghazi, Libya's largest eastern city, was the first to see major protests against the regime starting in Febuary 2011. GEORGE HENTON.

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Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
19 Jun 2011

Several destroyed armoured vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a military airfield in Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. According to rebel fighters, now in control of the airfield, the vehicles, along with other military vehicles and aircraft, were destroyed weeks earlier by airstrikes carried out by NATO aircraft. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (13 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
19 Jun 2011

Two heavily damaged fighter aircraft belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a military airfield in Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. According to rebel fighters, now in control of the airfield, the aircraft, along with other military vehicles and aircraft, were destroyed weeks earlier by airstrikes carried out by NATO aircraft. GEORGE HENTON.

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Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
19 Jun 2011

Several destroyed armoured vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a military airfield in Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. According to rebel fighters, now in control of the airfield, the vehicles, along with other military vehicles and aircraft, were destroyed weeks earlier by airstrikes carried out by NATO aircraft. GEORGE HENTON.

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Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
25 May 2011

Several destroyed armoured vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a military airfield in Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. According to rebel fighters, now in control of the airfield, the vehicles, along with other military vehicles and aircraft, were destroyed weeks earlier by airstrikes carried out by NATO aircraft. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (16 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
25 May 2011

An elderly man walks past the remains of a container truck stretching across the badly damaged Tripoli Street in Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. Whilst fighting was still taking place within the centre of Misrata, shipping containers full of sand were used as both as cover and to block the route of armoured vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. GEORGE HENTON.

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Benghazi, Libya
By George Henton
24 May 2011

Crowds wait to board a passenger ferry leaving from Benghazi, Libya, to the besieged eastern Libyan city of Misrata, 23 May 2011. Despite the large numbers of people attempting to return to Misrata, at the time forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continue to surround the city with the only open entry point via sea routes from Benghazi and Cyprus. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (18 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
09 Jun 2011

A child stands in front of a collection of unexploded mortar shells at a home in Misrata, Libya, 09 June 2011. The house, home to a number of woman and children, was also the workshop of a self proclaimed weapons expert making IED's from unexploded munitions which were scattered around the house and its neighbouring buildings. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (19 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
09 Jun 2011

A child stands in a doorway as her father dismantles the head of Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) in a house in Misrata, Libya, 09 June 2011. The house, home to a number of woman and children, was also the workshop of a self proclaimed weapons expert, the father of the man pictured, making IED's from unexploded munitions which were scattered around the house and its neighbouring buildings. GEORGE HENTON.

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Benghazi, Libya
By George Henton
23 Jun 2011

British, American and French flags fly in front of the court house in Benghazi, Libya, 22 May 2011. The city, the first to stage major protests against Muammar Gaddafi's rule in early Febuary, was threatened with destruction by the regime as a result, leading to the implementation of a NATO enforced no fly zone to protect the city from those forces loyal to Gaddafi. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (21 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
20 Jun 2011

A suspected NATO warship can be seen in the distance of the coast of the central Libyan city of Misrata, Libya, 19 June 2011. The military intervention by NATO in the North African country, which included a naval blockade, started on 19 March 2011. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (22 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
04 Jun 2011

Rebel fighters from the Libyan city of Zleetan carry out target practice by shooting at posters of Muammar Gaddafi, near the frontline at Al Dafniyeh, Misrata, Libya, 04 June 2011. Various brigades made up of fighters from different areas and tribes trained their forces at bases surrounding Misrata before sending them to the frontlines only a few kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (23 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

A new recruit in the Captain katiba (brigade) conducts manoeuvre training in an open area just east of Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. Various brigades made up of fighters from different areas and tribes trained their forces at bases surrounding the central Libyan city of Misrata before sending them to the frontlines only a few kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

New recruits in the Captain katiba (brigade) watch a weapons demonstration in an open area just east of Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. Various brigades made up of fighters from different areas and tribes trained their forces at bases surrounding the central Libyan city of Misrata before sending them to the frontlines only a few kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (25 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
06 Jun 2011

Members of Misrata's police force attend a graduation ceremony in the centre of Misrata, Libya, 06 June 2011. During the ceremony, the sounds of fighting could still be heard from the frontlines approximately thirty kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (26 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
26 May 2011

A badly damaged highway heading west and away from the central Libyan city of Misrata towards a frontline position at Al Dafniyeh, Libya, 26 May 2011. Despite pushing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the city centre, rebel forces made slow progress in the more open and rural areas outside of the city due in part to the dominance of heavy weapons belonging to those forces loyal to Gaddafi and in spite of NATO airstrikes. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (27 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
25 May 2011

Ammunition is stacked symmetrically on the highway heading west and away from the central Libyan city of Misrata towards a frontline position at Al Dafniyeh, Libya, 26 May 2011. Despite pushing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the city centre, rebel forces made slow progress in the more open and rural areas outside of the city due in part to the dominance of heavy weapons belonging to those forces loyal to Gaddafi and in spite of NATO airstrikes. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (28 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

An anti aircraft weapons being used by new recruits from the Captain katiba (brigade) at a weapons training area just east of Misrata, Libya, 13 June 2011. Various brigades made up of fighters from different areas and tribes trained their forces at bases surrounding the central Libyan city of Misrata before sending them to the frontlines only a few kilometres away. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (29 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
26 May 2011

A rebel fighter peers through a space in his cars homemade armour at a coastal base near the front-line of Al Dafniyeh just outside of Misrata, Libya, 26 May 2011. Many coastal resorts, used previously by civilians and military forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, were now being used as staging areas and places of relaxation for rebel fighters. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (30 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
26 May 2011

A rebel fighter sits on a tree stump just short of the frontline at Al Dafniyeh to the west of Misrata, Libya, 26 May 2011. Despite pushing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the city centre, rebel forces made slow progress in the more open and rural areas outside of the city due in part to the dominance of heavy weapons belonging to those forces loyal to Gaddafi and in spite of NATO airstrikes. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (31 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
15 Jun 2011

A weapons display on Tripoli street is seen through the window of a partially destroyed armoured personnel vehicle in the centre of Misrata, Libya, 14 June 2011. The display, popular with civilians, included a number of unexploded ordnance deemed 'highly dangerous' by a western weapons experts in the city. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (32 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
11 Jun 2011

An injured rebel fighter brought directly from the frontline is initially reluctant to release his rifle to medical staff at Al Hikma hospital in Misrata, Libya, 10 June 2011. Whilst causality numbers were significantly less than they had been during months of urban fighting, a steady trickle of injured and dead continued to be delivered daily to Al HIkma, Misrata's main hospital, from the frontlines just thirty kilometres from the city. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (33 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
08 Jun 2011

Doctors carry out surgery on a badly injured rebel fighter at Al Hikma hospital in MIsrata, Libya, 08 June 2011. Whilst causality numbers were significantly less than they had been during months of urban fighting, a steady trickle of injured and dead continued to be delivered daily to Al HIkma, Misrata's main hospital, from the frontlines just thirty kilometres from the city. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (34 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
05 Jun 2011

Doctors take a short rest at a medical aid centre a few kilometres behind the frontlines at Al Dafniyeh, to the west of Misrata, Libya, 04 June 2011. Badly injured rebel fighters are stabilised at the centre before being taken to Al Hikma, the main hospital in Misrata. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (35 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
05 Jun 2011

Doctors and other medical volunteers pray during a quiet period at a medical aid centre a few kilometres behind the frontlines at Al Dafniyeh, to the west of Misrata, Libya, 04 June 2011. Badly injured rebel fighters are stabilised at the centre before being taken to Al Hikma, the main hospital in Misrata. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (36 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
11 Jun 2011

The body of a rebel fighter is taken away for burial by his family from Al Hikma hospital in Misrata, Libya, 10 June 2011. Whilst causality numbers were significantly less than they had been during months of urban fighting, a steady trickle of injured and dead continued to be delivered daily to Al HIkma, Misrata's main hospital, from the frontlines just thirty kilometres from the city. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (37 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
05 Jun 2011

Crowds look at posters of rebel fighters, killed in fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, in a house on Tripoli street in Misrata, Libya, 04 June 2011. Despite the rebels pushing forces to loyal to Gaddafi out of the city centre, progress proved slower in the more open and rural areas outside of the city as they continued to suffer casualties on a daily basis. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (38 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
04 Jun 2011

A rebel fighter jokes as he points a rifle at the back of the head of a fellow fighter during guard duty at the media centre in Misrata, Libya, 04 June 2011. Despite the central Libyan city of Misrata being surrounded by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, and the lack of any mobile phone services, the media centre was a location which allowed local and foreign journalist contact with the outside world via satellite internet access. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (39 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
04 Jun 2011

Civilians and rebel fighters walk along a beach in the area of Al Jazeera, to the west of Misrata, Libya, 03 June 2011. Many coastal resorts, used previously by civilians and military forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, were now being used as staging areas and places of relaxation for rebel fighters. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (40 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
13 Jun 2011

A rebel fighter relaxes by diving into the Mediterranean at a beach in the area of Al Jazeera, to the west of Misrata, Libya, 03 June 2011. Many coastal resorts, used previously by civilians and military forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, were now being used as staging areas and places of relaxation for rebel fighters. GEORGE HENTON.