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The Islamic Youth Shura Council Parad...
Derna
By joba
08 Apr 2014

Update: the Islamic Youth Shura Council declares its allegiance to ISIS in February 2015. 

Dozens of armed and masked gunmen from the "Islamic Youth Shura Council" militia roamed the streets of Derna in a military parade on April 7, 2014. According to activists, about 150 militants drove around Derna in SUVs. The "Islamic Youth Shura Council" issued a statement saying it plans to take over security in Derna. The group also announced the formation of a legal committee to settle differences between people and arrange reconciliations on the basis of Sharia law. Since the 2011 revolution, official institutions and security forces have been absent from Derna. After the parade, the militia sent its troops at the city's entrances and set up roadblocks and check-points.

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Libya's underground hip hop and parco...
By Claudia Wiens
05 Mar 2014

Break Dance and Parcour Underground Scene in Libya
The b-boying scene in Libya started around 1999-2000 and is now since Qaddafi's death gaining new momentum. B-boy Ayashi was was one of the very first Libyans to introduce break dancing to Libya back then. Even though he is 40 years old now he is still active and gives workshops to the youth about hip hop culture. More and more young guys are starting to break dance and doing parcour. It is a way of expressing their feelings, rebelling against conservative powers and also staying sane in times of constant political turmoil and violence. The guys meet to practice in an old basket ball hall or a public park several times a week. The parcour guys find unused sandy spaces and create their own obstacle parcour where they practice crazy somersaults and dangerous jumps.
On 7th March a big break dance festival took place in a central public space in Tripoli with dozens of participants and hundreds of spectators. For almost a whole day dancers were battling against each other, showing off new moves and simply enjoying dancing to loud music open air. Even though there is the constant threat of some Islamic fundamentalist might turn up and violently object to young guys dancing in public to loud western hip hop music nobody let that stop them.
The one thing missing is female dancers. The guys explained that is already very difficult for them to break dance let alone having girls participating. They might dance secretely at home but it seems it is not the time yet to make a public appearance.

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Tawergha Destroyed (2-24)
Tawergha, Misrata, Libya
By Karim Mostafa
26 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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Pharmacy Destroyed by Shelling
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
06 May 2011

A local pharmacy in Benghazi destroyed by shelling as Gaddafi troops approached Benghazi before NATO airstrikes saved the city from the impending siege.

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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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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 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 Libyan refugees emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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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 Libyan refugees emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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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 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 Libyan refugees emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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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 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 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 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 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.