Documenting a wave of political unrest across the Middle East and North Africa

As political unrest spread across the Middle East and North Africa, the Los Angeles Times dispatched photojournalists Michael Robinson Chavez, Carolyn ColeRick Loomis and Luis Sinco to cover the often-violent clashes between anti-government protesters and government forces. Cole, Robinson Chavez and Loomis documented the uprising in Cairo that drove Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office. Loomis then followed the wave of unrest to Bahrain and is in Tunisia documenting the refugees fleeing the violence in Libya. Sinco was dispatched to cover demonstrations in Morocco and has since entered Libya, where he is photographing the rebellion against Libyan President Moammar Kadafi. The gallery above looks back at their work covering the demonstrations and celebrations that have taken place over the last several weeks.