Libya: Editor's Picks

Collection with 24 media items created by Transterra Editor

13 Nov 2013 09:00

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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 (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.

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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 (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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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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Burned Building In Derna, Libya
Derna, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Burned out government building in Derna, Libya that was torched during the initial uprising in February

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Friday Prayer in Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Thousands gathered for Friday prayer outside of the Court House in Benghazi, Libya

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Libyan refugees arriving in the port ...
Taranto, Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
01 Apr 2011

The fighting between rebels and forces loyal to former Coronel Muammar Ghaddafi, forced thousands of refugees to flee Libya’s civil conflict by boat to Europe, and especially to Italy. In the southern city of Taranto, in the region of Puglia, the daily arrival of thousands of refugees coming illegally from Libya, placed the refugee issue as a primary concern for the italian Prime Minister of Italy, Senator Mario Monti. The picture shows a Libyan refugee emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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Libyan Soldiers Burned by Qaddafi
Benghazi, Libya
By ttmlibya
21 Feb 2011

Qaddafi burned over 60 officers who refused to kill protesters during the February 17th revolution. People in Benghazi found these burned bodies.

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Benghazi, Libya
Benghazi, Libya
By ttmlibya
21 Feb 2011

A video released from Benghazi, Libya, of the protests that took place there.

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Libya's Rebirth 4
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
07 Jul 2012

A group of men play table football during the country's first election since the end of the Gaddafi rule, July 7, 2012.

Un groupe de jeunes hommes passent le temps en jouant "baby foot" la nuit précédant les premières élections démocratiques depuis l'arrivée au pouvoir de Mouammar Kadhafi en 1969.

Le 7 juillet dernier, malgré les appels aux boycotts et les tensions dans le pays, les Libyens ont participé aux premières élections démocratiques du pays depuis 1969.

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Libya's Rebirth 3
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
08 Jul 2012

Mabroka Rajah with her newly born baby in Tripoli Medical Center. Children born after the civil war will never know what Libya was like under Gaddafi.

42 years after the reign of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and a violent civil war, Libya is waking up to a new and free country. With civil services and the country's infrastructure in ruins, Libyans struggle with the transition period from dictatorship to democracy. On July 7, 2012, Libyans voted in their first parliamentary elections since the end of Gaddafi's rule.

Mabroka Rajah et son nouveau né dans au Centre Médical de Tripoli. Comme celui de Mabroka, les enfants nés après la guerre civile ne connaitrons jamais ce qu'était la vie sous le régime de Kadhafi.

Après 42 ans d'un régime dictatorial et une violente guerre civile qui a laissé les infrastructures du pays en ruines, la Libye apprivoise peu a peu sa nouvelle liberté et les défis de la transition vers la démocratie. Le 7 juillet dernier, les Libyens étaient appelés aux urnes pour la première fois depuis la fin de l'ère Kadhafi afin d'élire les 200 membres du futur Congrès national général, qui sera chargé de rédiger une Constitution pour le pays.

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
10 Apr 2013

A child rides his bike in Gadaffi's compound

Abdullah's Mother

'My family is not in a good situation. I'm holding onto God, but you can't expect anything from the government right now. We're not proud of living here, but at least someone is putting this land to use.'

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Crimes of Gaddafi in Libya, Never See...
Benghazi, Libya
By Ahmed Ajami
11 Dec 2011

February 24, 2011 - Benghazi, Libya
Following an airstrike by Gaddafi's forces, decapitated bodies are strewn out on the floot at Martyrs Hospital while Libyan doctors look on in disbelief.

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
10 Apr 2013

Abdul Baset Al-Shibl
Security Guard

‘We try to make Bab Al-Azizia safe, but it’s not safe. Recently we found four bodies. Three of them were women and all of them had been shot in the head.

My militia helped to make a database of everyone living here. There’s more than 300 families and each one has its number spray painted on the wall next to its home. We gave a copy of the database to the interior ministry but never heard anything back.’

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Libya's Rebirth 11
Tripoli, Libya
By Monique Jaques
09 Jul 2012

Boys watch a ride at Tripoli Land in Tripoli, Libya.

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Libyan refugees arriving in th eport ...
Taranto, south Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
01 Apr 2011

The fighting between rebels and forces loyal to former Coronel Muammar Ghaddafi, forced thousands of refugees to flee Libya’s civil conflict by boat to Europe, and especially to Italy. In the southern city of Taranto, in the region of Puglia, the daily arrival of thousands of refugees coming illegally from Libya, placed the refugee issue as a primary concern for the italian Prime Minister of Italy, Senator Mario Monti. The picture shows a Libyan refugee emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Support...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
08 Nov 2013

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support army and the police.

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Suppo...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
08 Nov 2013

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support the army and police.

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Rebel In Destroyed House Misrata (24-24)
Misrata, Tawergha, Libya
By Karim Mostafa
23 Feb 2012

2011 meant big changes for Libya. After forty years in power, former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power. But it took an ugly war, and Libyans are now facing the challenge of rebuilding and unifying their country. Among those suffering the consequences are the population of Tawergha, a coastal city of 30,000 inhabitants. During the war, many Tawerghans fought alongside Gaddafi’s forces. Many men were part of laying siege on the neighbouring Misrata, a city that suffered heavily during the months of fighting. When the war was nearing its end, Tawergha was captured by rebel groups from Misrata, who expelled the population and destroyed the houses. The inhabitants were forced to flee; today, many men are imprisoned while women, children and others are dispersed in refugee camps across the country. What will happen to them? The Tawerghans want to return to their homes, but the rebels guarding the city say that they can never come back.

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Camp School (12-24)
Benghazi, Libya
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2012

2011 meant big changes for Libya. After forty years in power, former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power. But it took an ugly war, and Libyans are now facing the challenge of rebuilding and unifying their country. Among those suffering the consequences are the population of Tawergha, a coastal city of 30,000 inhabitants. During the war, many Tawerghans fought alongside Gaddafi’s forces. Many men were part of laying siege on the neighbouring Misrata, a city that suffered heavily during the months of fighting. When the war was nearing its end, Tawergha was captured by rebel groups from Misrata, who expelled the population and destroyed the houses. The inhabitants were forced to flee; today, many men are imprisoned while women, children and others are dispersed in refugee camps across the country. What will happen to them? The Tawerghans want to return to their homes, but the rebels guarding the city say that they can never come back.