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SlideshowMarch 10, 2011 16:05

Slideshow - Libya at War

A vehicle with anti-aircraft artillery was burned by pro-Qaddafi forces on the road from Ras Lanuf to Bin Jawady on March 3. Ras Lanuf is home to several oil refineries.photo 1
Opposition forces stand at a checkpoint in Brega, a city roughly 120 miles from Benghazi.photo 2
Opposition forces preprare ammunitions in an arms depot in Benghazi on March 1.photo 3
Opposition fighters during a March 5 air attack from the Libyan army in Ras Lanuf as pro-Qaddafi forces try to take back the city.photo 4
A soldier of the revolutionary forces is treated at Al Jalaa hospital in Benghazi after an arms depot explosion.photo 5
Thousands of protesters gather after Friday prayers on March 4 in Benghazi's main square.photo 6
A relative of an injured liberation forces soldier at Al Jalaa hospital.photo 8
Mourners gather for the funeral of an opposition forces soldier killed by the Libyan army in clashes near Brega on Feb. 28.photo 7
A relative touches the face of a liberation forces soldier who died March 6 after clashes with the Libyan army in Bin Jawady. photo 9
Civilians during evening prayers in the main square of Benghazi.photo 10
Opposition forces in a night parade in downtown Benghazi on March 1.photo 11



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Photos shot by Fabio Bucciarelli March 1-7. They document events and people caught up in the uprising by opposition forces challenging the 40-year rule of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi.

About his experience shooting in Libya, Bucciarelli says, "When I arrived in Benghazi after crossing the Egyptian border, I found a cheering city. People were celebrating the newly conquered freedom. Once I reached the front, I saw in people's eyes the eagerness of fighting for their freedom. I saw men willing to sacrifice their lives for obtaining such liberty."

Bucciarelli is a graduate of Politecnico in Turin, Italy and Politecnica in Valencia, Spain. He now devotes his energies to freelance photojournalism. He's covered Italy's Abruzzo earthquake, Iran's 30th anniversary of the revolution and now, the battle in Libya.

All photographs © Fabio Bucciarelli

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posted march 10, 2011

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