Conflict & Justice

PHOTOS: Timeline of Libya war in pictures

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This man is discouraged after hours of searching the rubble of his house to find survivors.

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    Muammar Gadaffi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, being interviewed in Tripoli on February 26, 2011. Saif Gaddafi stated that his father would leave office if he lost the next election.

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    A supporter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi shouts slogans next to his picture while taking part in a pro-government rally in Tripoli on Feb. 17, 2011.

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    Mahmud Turkia

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    Protesters cheer on top of the Tobruk police station at the central town square on Feb. 24, 2011. The square was a symbol of New Libya where tents were set up, people gave out free food and heavy equipment was used to repair the square.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    A picture of a screen taken from the television on Feb. 22, 2011 shows Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi gesturing while delivering a nationwide address in Tripoli. Kadhafi says he will stay in Libya as head of revolution as world powers mobilized to try to halt the bloody showdown between protesters and his security forces suspected of "crimes against humanity" to keep him in power.

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    Joel Saget

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    A boy lights a fire in the Tobruk police station on Feb. 24, 2011. Rebellious citizens burned all the government offices and governed themselves.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    Protesters work in a media center in Benghazi where they produce videos, information, music, graphic designs and a newspaper about their revolt to send on the internet and in Libya on March 1, 2011.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    A young protester.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    An army officer commands volunteers after a truck carrying weapons to the frontlines of eastern Libya was attacked on March 1, 2011.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    A banner across a wall in Benghazi reads, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable".

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    Nichole Sobecki

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    Members of a newly formed community militia fire an anti aircraft gun in Benghazi on Feb. 26, 2011.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    Rebel army volunteers fire at a Mirage jet flown by loyal Gadaffi forces in a town near Ras Lanuf on March 3, 2011.

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    Trevor Snapp

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    Government forces lead an air strike, hitting a checkpoint near the Ras Lanuf oil refinery, killing two rebels on March 11, 2011.

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    Nichole Sobecki

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    Bangladeshi refugees who fled Libya demonstrate to ask for their departure at the Tunisian refugee camp of Choucha in Ras Jdir on March 18, 2011. In his speech in Rome on June 20, 2011, UNHCR Chairman Antonio Guterres noted that of the approximately 1 million who have fled civil war in Libya this year, only two percent have arrived safely in Europe.

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    Dominique Faget

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    Libyan rebels celebrate at Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli August 23, 2011. Joyful Libyan rebels overran Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli bastion on Tuesday, seizing weapons and loot and destroying symbols of a 42-year dictatorship.

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    Louafi Larbi

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    Libyans celebrating in the eastern city of Benghazi, as rebels overran Muammar Gaddafi's fortified compound in the capital Tripoli after heavy fighting on August 23, 2011.

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    Gianluigi Guercia

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    Libyan rebels take souvenir pictures inside the tent where Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi used to receive foreign dignitaries at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011.

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    Patrick Baz

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    Foreign journalists in protective gear are seen climbing the stairs at the Rixos hotel where they were confined, as rebel forces overran Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's fortified Bab al-Azizya headquarters in the capital Tripoli following heavy fighting on August 23, 2011.

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    Imed Lamloum

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    Angelina Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, visits refugees at a camp near the Tunisia-Libya border in April. The actress visited Libya on October 11, 2011 in a "personal capacity," and was to meet with aid agencies.

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    Jason Tanner/UNHCR

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    Children from Sirte make the victory sign showing support for the rebels as their families wait for clearance at the Estada checkpoint after fleeing from Sirte Monday.

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    Tracey Shelton

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    An image captured off a cellular phone camera shows the arrest of Libya's strongman Moamer Kadhafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011. A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) commander had told AFP that Kadhafi was captured as his hometown Sirte was falling, adding that the ousted strongman was badly wounded.

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    Philippe Desmazes