davidpdietz davidpdietz

A recent Graduate of Georgetown University, David has returned to the region where he is writing about the unrest and revolutions in the Middle East for www.policymic.com and his personal blog www.TheMidEaster.com Having worked and studied in Cairo, Amman and Tunis, David hopes to build a career as a foreign correspondent in the region. Besides his interest in the Arab world, David loves sports and enjoys playing golf, tennis and skiing. You can check out his sports reporting at www.bleacherreport.com and the Colts' blog www.stampedeblue.com. If you are in Cairo send him an email - he will be more than happy to show you around!

Published work:
www.policymic.com
www.thebleacherreport.com
www.stampedeblue.com

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Soldiers Stationed Outside A Coptic C...
Mursa Matruh, Egypt
By davidpdietz
07 May 2011

Worried about sectarian violence, the Egyptian government stationed Egyptian troops outside churches throughout Egypt, including this one in Mersa Matruh

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Popular Game Over Phrase
Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

First appearing on a sign in Tunisia, the 'phrase game' over has come to be a popular chant and phrase against authoritarian dictators.

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On the road to Ajdabiya
Ajdabiya, Libya
By davidpdietz
07 May 2011

A rebel fighter heading to Ajdabiya to join the fight

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A Wall Painting Commemorating King Idris
Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Many in the East of Libya put up photos or pictures celebrating King Idris, the man Gaddafi overthrew 42 years before.

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Libyans react to Bin Laden
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Interview with Libyans returning from Friday prayers at the court house in Benghazi

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A regular checkpoint in East Libya
Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

One of the numerous checkpoints that dot the highways between different Libyan towns. At this particular one, the rebels show off a captured tank.

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Abdul Hafiz Ghoga
Unknown
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Mr. Abdul Hafiz Ghoga spokesman for the council addressing a resident near the courthouse of Benghazi

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Security services guard the entrance ...
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

The new security services dressed in new combat gear provided by the West

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The fear has been broken
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Graffati on the wall around the corner from the court house in Benghazi

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The Wreckage for the Fight for Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Burnt buildings and cars litter the compound of the Gaddafi's Internal Security building after the fight for Benghazi

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Hopes for Libya
Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

A unknown graffiti artist expresses his desire for Libya

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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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Funeral for a Libyan Fallen Rebel
Ajdabiya, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Condolences are paid to the father and brother of a Libyan rebel killed on the front lines near Ajdabiya Libya

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Protest in Favor of America in Libya
Derna, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

A protest at a local school in Derna, Libya where students hold up placards with depictions of the American Flag, Qatar and UAE flags.

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Support for the Rebels in Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Citizens of Benghazi took to the street to show their continued support for the revolution and the rebels fighting Gaddafi's forces

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Women's Groups Organize for Future
Derna, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Women's groups in Derna, Libya have begun organizing preparing for a more active role for women in the future of a new government.

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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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Wall of the Missing/Dead in Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Martyr's Wall in Benghazi, a makeshift shrine to the thousands feared dead and missing.

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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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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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Rebel on the way to Ajdabiya
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Libyan Rebel on the way to join his compatriots in battle heading west from Benghazi

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Wall of the Missing/Dead in Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Martry's Wall outside the Court House in Benghazi, Libya has become a makeshift shrine for the thousands of people missing, killed and feared dead.

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Gaddafi Torture Chamber and Prison
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

One of Gaddafi's underground torture chambers and prisons in Benghazi, Libya

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The American flag at Friday Prayer in...
Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

The American flag serves as backdrop to the thousands of people who gathered for traditional Friday prayer in Benghazi, Libya

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Youth Volunteers Painting the Roads
Unknown
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Youth volunteers no more than 14 years old painting the streets of Tobruk, Libya pitching in and helping the city carry on while most civil services remain stopped because of a lack of funding.

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Youth Volunteers Cleaning the Streets...
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

With schools closed for the remainder of the year, dozens of youth have taken to cleaning the streets helping to restore Benghazi while civil services remain stopped due to a lack of funding.

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

Thousands gather for Friday prayer in Benghazi's central Court House Square

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Gaddafi's Internal Security Headquart...
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

The destroyed main gates to the Gaddafi regime's Internal Security Headquarters. The compound was the scene of fierce fighting and it looked as if Gaddafi's troops had the edge until a Benghazi man rammed a car packed with gas canisters in a suicide mission to help his fellow compatriots. Here is the remnants of the wreckage.

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New Trucks for Libyan Rebels
Egypt Libya border
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

New trucks and supplies being shipped across the Egyptian border to help aid the rebels in their fight to oust Gaddafi

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Security on high alert during Benghaz...
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

A member of the new Libyan Transitional Government stands watch during Friday prayers at the court house in Benghazi

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Security watches as People of Benghaz...
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

One of the Libyan Transitional Council's elite security guards stands watch from a roof top while the people of Benghazi gather at the court house for Friday prayer

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Funeral for a Libyan Fighter
Derna, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

A Libyan rebel fighter is brought back to his village to be buried just outside Derna Libya after being killed by Gaddafi forces in Ajdabiya

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Funeral for Libyan Rebel Fighter
Derna, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

A Libyan rebel fighter is brought back to his village just outside Derna Libya after being killed by Gaddafi forces in Ajdabiya

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Celebrations in Support of Libyan Rebels
Benghazi, Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

Nightly celebrations erupt as the people of Benghazi continue to support the rebels against Gaddafi.

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Expressions of Freedom: Derna, Libya
Libya
By davidpdietz
13 May 2011

An unknown graffati artist took to the streets of Derna Libya voicing his hopes for a new post Gaddafi Libya; A Libya where everyone is included and pluralism celebrated.