Topic: Libya


The Best Pictures of the Week, July 15 – July 22

This week: Iranian wedding, the Caylee Anthony memorial, 30 nations declare Gaddafi’s regime no longer legitimate, Bee Man, sharks, marijuana and illegal ivory go up in smoke, Kenya’s drought, a leopard attacks, and the final shuttle landing.

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The Backstory

1960s Libya: A Glimpse of Life Before Gaddafi

As the owner of a hotel in 1960’s Libya, Mohamed Nga lived in the rarefied circles of Tripoli’s cosmopolitan society. His son, photographer Jehad Nga, writes about his father’s life before the Muammar Gaddafi regime.

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The Best Pictures of the Week, July 8 – July 15

This week: The final liftoff for the space shuttle, Southern Sudan declares independence,  Pakistan a year after he floods, Somalia, the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world, the biggest marijuana plantation found in Mexico, a frozen Great Hammerhead Shark, the […]

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The Best Pictures of the Week, June 17 – June 24

This week: a refugee southern Sudan in the run-up to the elections, the World Trade Center steel program; protests on both sides in Libya; Saturn’s icy moon; China’s floods; a Greek Air Force plane under the sea; riots in Senegal; […]

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The Best Pictures of the Week, June 10 – June 17

This week: A butterfly in the midst of the Arizona wildfire; balloons of peace and protest; the world’s tallest statue of Christ; demonstrations in Greece; a “kissing couple” amongst the rioting hockey fans in Vancouver; a flaming blimp; a capsized […]

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Moises Saman—Magnum
Photo Essay

Theater of War: Inside Gaddafi’s Libya

From February 26th to April 7th, 2011, Moises Saman was one of the few western photographers allowed to work in Tripoli—as a “guest” of the Gaddafi regime.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund
Out There

Top Honors For Yuri Kozyrev At Visa Pour L’Image

Just minutes ago, top honors were awarded to TIME Contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev at the prestigious international photo festival, Visa Pour L’Image. Kozyrev received the Visa D’or for his work covering the Arab Spring since January of this year. Here lightBox takes a look back.

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The Best Pictures of the Week, May 27 – June 3

This week: a merry-go-round turns inside a former nuclear plant; artillery fire along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border; a one-and-a-half year old boy is killed in Libya by Gaddafi’s forces, military maneuvers and youth movements in Spain; Indonesia’s dog slaughterhouses; The White Soldier; […]

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The Best Pictures of the Week, May 20 – May 27

This week: Obama tours Europe, the Grimsvoetn volcano erupts; tornadoes and floods hit the US; fighting continues on Misratah’s frontline; a Slovakian hospital provides music therapy for newborn babies; and shuttle astronaut Andrew Fuestel walks in space.

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Anton Hammerl—PA Photos/Newscom

Anton Hammerl in Memoriam

South African photographer Anton Hammerl, missing in Libya since April 4th, was killed in Libya more than a month ago.

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