Tag: Libya

Lots of videos of this online from major news sources, all of which are super blurry and shot far away. Somehow, VICE got this amazing close-up video of the crash.

A view of destroyed buildings along Tripoli street in central Misrata, Libya, on May 22, 2011.

Photo: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra Man, look at this building just completely destroyed by gunfire and artillery shells in Libya.

Chris-Jeon

Photo: Kristen Chick See here? That Korean kid sticking out like a sore thumb is Chris Jeon, a 21-year-old UCLA student who thought it would be awesome to join rebel forces in Libya to fight against Muammar Qaddafi’s loyal forces. This isn’t a joke, this kid bought an $800 ticket — one-way — and just […]

CNN is reporting on a disturbing event at a Libyan hotel where an unknown woman burst into a room housing many international journalists telling of her story of rape by at least 15 of Gadhafi’s men. Government officials in the room immediately subdued her and took her away, beating several international press associates in the […]

Qaddafi-caricature

Photo: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters The New York Times’ Lens blog has an interesting gallery of Gaddafi caricatures, artwork, and graffiti made to protest the Libyan leader and portray him in an otherwise unflattering light. The Times writes that this unprecedented freedom of expression comes in stark contrast to the dictator’s pristine image which he controlled up […]