In post-Kadafi Libya, Berber minority faces identity crisis: Moammar Kadafi forced Libya’s Berbers, or Amazigh, to see themselves as Arabs. But in a new Libya, some seek greater autonomy and question Islamic strictures.
Photo: A Berber girl in a traditional outfit takes part in a festival in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Berber, or Amazigh, culture has experienced a renaissance since Moammar Kadafi’s ouster last year. Credit: Karim Sahib / AFP/Getty Images
Libya’s provisional prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril, said Thursday that ousted leader Moammar Kadafi has been killed.
Above, a portrait of Kadafi is covered with bullet marks and paint. View more photos at the gallery on Framework. (There’s a cell phone photo of a bloodied man reported to be Kadafi in the photo gallery — it may be disturbing to some, so click at your own risk.)
Photo credit: Francois Mori / Associated Press
Saw a tweet about this earlier, but here’s the story: “Chris Jeon, a 21-year-old university student from Los Angeles, flew on a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to Cairo, travelled overland to Tripoli, and is now waiting with rebels for the anticipated climactic battle for Sirte.”
The picture is worth a THOUSAND WORDS. (via LA Weekly)
Camels stand on the motorway between Misrata and Surt, Libya. Libyan rebels were advancing toward Surt, Moammar Kadafi’s hometown and the last bastion of loyalists.
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Photo credit: Filippo Monteforte / AFP
From May to mid-June, Times reporter Patrick McDonnell stayed at the Rixos Hotel, home to the foreign press, reporting on the Libyan civil war. In the waning days of Moammar Kadafi’s rule, the hotel was the surreal stage for a daily drama pitting edgy journalists against regime information managers.
Photo: Journalists sit it out in a hallway as gun battles continue around the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, Libya. Credit: Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press
Photo: A guard paints a flag on a sign at a checkpoint in the town of Jadu, Libya. Credit: Carl de Souza / AFP/Getty Images
Photo: A young Libyan celebrates at the former Bab Azizia stronghold of Moammar Kadafi in Tripoli. Credit: Patrick Baz / AFP/Getty Images.
Did Libya’s gritty mountain rebels turn the tide in Tripoli? With attention focused on important cities and bigger battles to the east, Moammar Kadafi may have underestimated the tenacity of the uprising in the western mountains.
Photo: Rebel volunteers train in Kabaw, a Berber town in the Nafusa Mountain region of western Libya, earlier this year. Credit: Zohra Bensemra / Reuters
Check out this awesome timeline on Libya that our data desk put together (with links to archived stories).
Libyan rebels enter Tripoli, meet sporadic resistance: Libyan rebel leaders say Moammar Kadafi’s son and onetime heir apparent, Seif Islam Kadafi, is captured. Both sides in the conflict claim the upper hand as uprisings are reported across Tripoli.
Photo: Supporters of the Libyan rebels gather at the Libyan Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia. Credit: EPA
EA-18 Growler jets have been deployed to Libya. Instead of bombs, they carry an array of radars, antennas and high-tech gear to thwart enemy air-defense systems.
Photo: A pair of EA-18 Growlers fly above China Lake in California. Credit: Ted Carlson / Boeing
More than 400 children were infected with the AIDS virus at a Libyan children’s hospital in the 1990s. Moammar Kadafi called it a deliberate act by foreign workers, but some now openly question his role.
Photo: Mohammed Gadir and son Wanis, 14, in front of a social service agency in Benghazi, Libya. The boy was one of more than 400 children infected with the AIDS virus in the late 1990s at the city’s state-run pediatric hospital. Credit: Yusuf Buik / For The Times
In Libya, a long-dead hero rises again in east: Omar Mukhtar, a resistance fighter executed by Italian occupiers 80 years ago, has become the spiritual leader of the Libyan revolution.
Photo: A billboard bearing the image of the late Libyan revolutionary Omar Mukhtar overlooks an intersection in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
Photo: Libyan youths crawl on their bellies during training at a rebel camp as they prepare to join those fighting against forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi. Credit: Marwan Naamani / AFP/Getty Images