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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 (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 (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 (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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Libya (15 of 10)
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 (17 of 40)
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 (2011)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
22 May 2011

The following set of images was taken in May and June of 2011 in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, three months into the revolutionary civil war which continues to unravel in a still volatile country. I, alongside a number of other journalist, spent a month in the city which, at the time, was surrounded by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. Less than a month earlier, those forces were inside the city but rebel forces, supported by NATO aircraft and sea based assets, had managed to push the frontlines to the outskirts of Libya's third largest city. At that time, a thin line of rebels kept those forces at bay.

The only route into the city was via the sea, the routes protected by NATO warships, providing intermittent access to journalist, civilians and fighters alike.

Despite the gains however heavy fighting continued close by and the sounds of artillery, at times unrelenting for upto 12 hours at a time, reverberated throughout the city, a constant daily reminder for the cities population of the still very close and real danger that faced them.

Writing at the time, I remarked that, whilst 'Western interview has played a key role in this conflict' and that 'revolutionary forces would not be in the position they are today without such assistance', the situation during our stay there 'remained, for now, a largely static one with only small skirmishes and back and forth gains. NATO in Libya are a limited force only, with a suffocation mandate and politically sensitive members who are unwilling, or unable, to commit the forces necessary to deliver a definite blot to forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi'. In short, progress or victory for the rebels was in no way guaranteed.

Indeed the only times when civilians in the city, often so generous and kind, would express their anger towards us was when hours of artillery would fall with seemingly little response from NATO and ensuring a steady stream of injured and dead fitters to the cities overworked hospitals.

The images themselves try then to represent, in some small way, that time in the city. The collection includes images of the aftermath of NATO strikes around the city, the constant training of new rebel fighters committed to defending their families and their city and the ongoing fighting on the multiple frontlines with the resulting injuries and death that inevitably followed. Amidst all this were civilians of all races, ages and genders, not only caught up in the middle of the fighting but often a key part of it. Most may not have been on the frontlines, but nobody was immune to the effects of the war.

If nothing else, the fighting brought the city together in a way that residents say they had never seen before, with everybody looking out for everybody else and helping however they could. It was a true war time spirit and was humbling to see.

In the last few days of my own stay in Misrata, at a time where the Gaddafi loyal forces appeared to be pushing forward, not backward, with new artillery strikes on the port threatened the one route of escape and entry, I wrote these cautious but ultimately optimist words would prove in a sense to be true; 'Blue skies over Libya, a country badly damaged but with flickers of potential. If and when Muammar Gaddafi falls, it is unclear what will replace him. Those in the west of Libya are unlikely to listen to those in the east whilst those in the east will not part with their newly found voice easily. Libya will also face foreign powers vying for influence, all with vested interested in the oil rich state. Only time will tell what the Arab Spring will bring to Libya, but, despite significant obstacles, there is now, at the very least, some glimmer of hope'.

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Prisoner Photo (Dsc01758)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
01 May 2011

Photo of a man believed to have been a prisoner in Bosleem prison in 2011. The name on the picture identifies him as Mustafa Ali Omar Farshouh. Nationality unknown.

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Prisoner Photo (Dsc01813)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
01 May 2011

Photo of a man believed to have been a prisoner in Bosleem prison in 2011. The name on the picture identifies him as Jomaa Abdul Ati Jaber Ahmed, an Egyptian.

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Prisoner Photo (4)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Apr 2011

Photo of a man believed to have been a prisoner in Bosleem prison in 2011. The name on the picture identifies him as Mahmoud Seif Abdo al-Kafrawi, an Egyptian.

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Prisoner Photo (8)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Apr 2011

Photo of a man believed to have been a prisoner in Bosleem prison in 2011. The name on the picture identifies him as Khaled Sidi el-Sheikh ben el-Din. Nationality unknown.

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Prisoner Photo (16)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Apr 2011

Photo of a man believed to have been a prisoner in Bosleem prison in 2011. The name on the picture identifies him as Abdul Aziz Abdul Hamid Mohamed, a Syrian.

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Prisoner Photo (23)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Apr 2011

Photo of a man believed to have been a prisoner in Bosleem prison in 2011. The name on the picture identifies him as Adam Hussein Issa, a Tuareg.

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Family Photo (Img 0125)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
25 Nov 2010

Deceased Libyan Leader Moammar Kadhafi with what are believed to be 5 of his grandchildren in 2010.

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Family Photo (Img 0127)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
25 Nov 2010

Deceased Libyan Leader Moammar Kadhafi with what are believed to be 5 of his grandchildren in 2010.

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Family Photo (Img 0350)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Sep 2010

Deceased Libyan Leader Moammar Kadhafi prays with two of his grandsons by his side in 2010.

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Family Photo (Img 0352)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Sep 2010

Deceased Libyan Leader Moammar Kadhafi prays with two of his grandsons by his side in 2010.

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Family Video
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Sep 2010

Deceased Libyan Leader Moammar Kadhafi prays with two of his grandsons by his side in 2010.

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Family Video
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

A selected portion of a video showing Hannibal Kadhafi, his wife and two children sailing in a small boat near Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Video
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

A selected portion of a video showing the interior of a yacht used by Hannibal Kadhafi near Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Video
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

A selected portion of a video showing Hannibal Kadhafi, his wife and two children sailing in a rubber raft near Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Photo (Img 0805)
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

Hannibal Kadhafi, his wife and two children sailing in a small boat near Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Photo (Img 0821)
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

Hannibal Kadhafi poses for picture on a yacht near Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Photo (Img 0840)
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

Hannibal Kadhafi with two of his children on a yacht in Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Photo (Img 0854)
Ibiza
By mchreyteh
06 Jul 2009

Hannibal Kadhafi on a yacht in Ibiza, Spain.

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Family Photo (Dscn2426)
Paris
By mchreyteh
06 Dec 2004

Hannibal Kadhafi and his Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf near the Eiffel tower near Paris.

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Tunisia
By mchreyteh
23 Jun 2004

Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife Aline Skaf in Tunisia in 2004.

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Family Photo (Dscn1962)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
27 Apr 2004

Hannibal Kadhafi scuba diving at an unidentified location in 2004.

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Family Photo (Dscn1912)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
25 Apr 2004

Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife Aline Skaf at an unidentified beach location in 2004.

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Family Photo (Dscn1918)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
25 Apr 2004

Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife Aline Skaf parasailing at an unidentified location in 2004.

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Family Photo (Dscn1864)
France
By mchreyteh
23 Apr 2004

Hannibal Kadhafi and his Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf pose for a picture with Egyptian singer Ahmad Adawiya in a piano bar. Location unknown.

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Family Photo (Dscn1345)
tripoli
By mchreyteh
29 Nov 2003

Hannibal Kadhafi's Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf on the steps of a private jet. Location unknown.

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Italy
By mchreyteh
11 Oct 2003

Hannibal Kadhafi and his Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf in Rome.

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Italy
By mchreyteh
11 Oct 2003

Hannibal Kadhafi's Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf at Vatican city in Rome.

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Italy
By mchreyteh
07 Oct 2003

Hannibal Kadhafi and his Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf in a shoe store in Rome.

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Family Photo (Dscn0057)
Italy
By mchreyteh
03 Oct 2003

Hannibal Kadhafi and his Lebanese born wife Aline Skaf at Trevi fountain in Rome.