Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

A protester rides around a central traffic circle armed with a launcher and a rocket-propelled grenade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A volunteer armed with an RPG stands guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town in eastern Libya, where fears persisted that forces loyal to dictator Moammar Kadafi would mount a counterattack to reclaim the territory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Volunteers man a checkpoint on the outskirts of town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A protester points a gun at a defaced portrait of dictator Moammar Kadafi at a traffic circle where local residents staged a large rally after Friday prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Youths climb on a billboard during an anti-government protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A protester fires celebratory gunshots from an AK-47 into the air after Friday prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Anti-Kadafi protesters take to the streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A protester fires celebratory gunshots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A youth with a flag is framed by the concertina wire surrounding an abandoned Libyan military camp in town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Volunteers man a checkpoint on the outskirts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Residents wave their arms, flags and weapons in the air during a rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Night falls on the Tunisian border with Libya where thousands of refugees are stranded as they wait for assistance from the Tunisian government. Many of the refugees are Egyptian nationals who were working in Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Refugees from Libya build a fire on the Tunisian border as cold temperatures set in after nightfall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of refugees from Libya mass on the the Tunisian border as violence in Libya was increasing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Tunisian soldiers try to control an increasing refugee population at the border as thousands more people crossed the border into Tunisia from Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Refugees who had just crossed the border into Tunisia watch the news on television about Libya, where opposition protesters are trying to oust longtime leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Libyan town of Ajdabiya taken over by protesters while refugees cross into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir

The 'Know Your City' photography series [updated]

In the Nov. 18, 1955, edition, the Los Angeles Times began a photography series called "Know Your City." This caption accompanied the first photo:   View Post»

   

Libyan town of Ajdabiya taken over by protesters while refugees cross into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir

The Week in Pictures | June 22 – 28, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry...   View Post»

   

Libyan town of Ajdabiya taken over by protesters while refugees cross into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir

Pictures in the News | January 27, 2015

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where travel bans were lifted in New York City and New Jersey and parts of Connecticut after a storm predicted to be a...   View Post»

   

Libyan town of Ajdabiya taken over by protesters while refugees cross into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir

The Week in Pictures | June 20-26, 2011

The Glastonbury Music Festival, now in its fifth decade, is well underway in England. The event has grown from a modest gathering on a dairy farm in 1970 with tickets costing...   View Post»

Libyan town of Ajdabiya taken over by protesters while refugees cross into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir

Inspired by revolutions in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, Libyans have taken to the streets against Moammar Kadafi. Many of Libya’s diplomats, officials and soldiers have already turned against him.

Foreign journalists have been all but barred from traveling to Libya, although many have entered eastern Libya, much of which is now under the control of the opposition.

1 Comment

  1. February 27, 2011, 10:11 am

    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By: BRBBIG D

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published