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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 6
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

14 deaths and 17 wounded members of Ali Hamid Gafez's family in Majer, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 5
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

14 deaths and 17 wounded members of Ali Hamid Gafez's family in Majer, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 7
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

14 deaths and 17 wounded members within the family of Ali Hamid Gafez in Majer, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 11
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

4 deaths within the family of Mohamed Al-Jarhoud, Majer, Lybia.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 3
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

14 deaths and 17 wounded members within the family of Ali Hamid Gafez in Majer, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 9
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

4 deaths including a eight-month-old baby within the family of Mohamed Al-Jarhoud, Majer, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 2
Majer, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

NATO strike resulted in 18 deaths and 15 wounded members of Al-Jarudt family in Majer, Libya.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzour, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

Taouerga city is situated 30km from Misrata, it was the city of the black-skin Libyans, off-springs of the last slaves. The fight between the two cities goes way back, before the revolution. But since then, Taouergas are held responsible for helping the Gaddafi’s militias during the revolution against Misrata. Since the 8th of August 2011, the Misrata militias control the ghost city, burned to the ground and empty. Nobody is allowed in, even journalists. At the entrance, a board announces the «New Misrata». We made this picture by entering covertly, finally chased by militias, who arrested some of our colleagues a few months ago.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 10
Zliten, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

3 deaths inside the family of Mustafa al-Morabit, Zliten, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 13
Zliten, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

5 deaths inside the family of Al-Gharari in Libyan Souk al-Juma, Tripoli.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 1
Zliten, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

The strike resulted inside three deaths in the Family of Mustafa al-Morabit in Zliten, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 14
Zliten, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

3 death inside the family of Mustafa al-Morabit in Zliten, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 8
Zliten, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

3 deaths inside the family of Mustafa al-Morabit in Zliten, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 12
Zliten, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

3 deaths inside the family of Mustafa al-Morabit, Zliten, Libya.

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NATO Strike Aftermath in Libya 15
Tripoli, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
27 Sep 2012

5 deaths inside the family Al-Gharari in Libyan Souk al-Juma, Tripoli.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Tripoli, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

These ladies, gathered in a room enlightened by one and only window, tell the story of the exodus, as they look at some pictures of their city. A lot of them refuse to be seen, for fear of retaliation by the Misratis.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

Some men leave the camp to go to work and provide for their family. A few trucks come into the camp in the morning, using cheap workforce for construction sites. But some of them get abducted outside. According to the chief of Misrata militias, they got arrested and are supposed to be in prison. No trace was found of the majority of them.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

A new school has been founded by the remaining teachers of Taouerga. Public workers still receiving their paycheck, use it to gather old books, pens, papers, and smuggling food into the camp to create little shops, and new types of trade, like the fridge store which stores perishable goods, and the charger store for cellphones.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

One of the Taouerga camps is situated in Janzur. 400 families are living in approximately 1km2, in the military academy where one of Gaddafi’s sons used to study . The electricity power has recently been back thanks to generators shared by some «residents». Some windows are still missing, replaced by blankets or sheets.

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Wasted young Libya 11
By Melanie Wenger
24 Sep 2012

As insecurity blights Tripoli, Corinthia Hotel - like other hotels in the city - employs a katiba (batallion) of a militia to be in charge of security. Militias (affiliated with Libya Dawn), whose work at hotels grants them access to important business places for gun and drug trafficking, are considered the only reliable armed groups since the army consists of young, underpaid soldiers. "When there is trouble, they don't get involved. Their pay is not worth their lives," explains a member of one of the militias. The government provides any militia member with around $700, which is about $300 more than the average salary in Libya.

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Libya (20 of 40)
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 (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 (24 of 40)
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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.