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Rebels in Libya

Rebels pushed back to Benghazi, Libya

Posted On: 3:59 p.m. | March 30, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times The rebels began retreating more than 24 hours ago and didn't stop until they reached Benghazi today, March 30, and disappeared into the sprawling urban landscape. The opposition reportedly has a nominal force on the eastern edge of Ajdabiya to confront hard-charging Kadafi loyalist forces to which they have yielded more than 200 miles of territory since... View Post»

Rebels in retreat in Libya

Libya: Rebels retreat after failed attempt to take Surt

Posted On: 4:07 p.m. | March 29, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times The road out of Bin Jawwad looked like rush hour on the 405 Freeway as the rebels ran for their lives today after taking a pounding from forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi. With no air cover from the allied Western powers, the rebels faced the enemy completely on their own -- and again were outgunned and overmatched. Initial reports had the... View Post»

Cancer survivor turns medication into jewelry

Cancer survivor turns medication into jewelry

Posted On: 2:49 p.m. | March 29, 2011

Susan Braig, a 61-year-old Altadena cancer survivor, takes old pharmaceutical pills and tablets and mounts them on costume jewelry to create colorful necklaces, pendants, earrings and tiaras that she sells. It's a way to help pay off her medical debt. View Post»

Libyan rebels return to Bin Jawwad

Libyan rebels on front line in Bin Jawwad

Posted On: 2:23 p.m. | March 28, 2011

A gallery of images from the Libyan rebel front, between Bin Jawwad to Ras Lanuf After advancing swiftly westward over the weekend, rebel fighters in Libya were halted abruptly Monday by stiff resistance from government fighters about 50 miles east of the key government garrison town of Surt. Read David Zucchino's full story   RELATED A ride through familiar terrain ... View Post»

A Ride Through Familiar Terrain

A ride through familiar terrain

Posted On: 8:50 p.m. | March 27, 2011

We took a ride through familiar terrain today, even though we hadn’t seen it for almost two weeks. It seems like forever since we were last in Ras Lanuf, where rebels fighting forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi began their long retreat under a hail of shells, missiles and bombs. But a lot can change over time — and the rebels are back and pushing quickly towards Surt, Kadafi’s hometown... View Post»

Libyan uprising retakes Ajdabiya

Libyan uprising retakes Ajdabiya

Posted On: 7:50 p.m. | March 26, 2011

For the second time in six days, warplanes of allied Western forces bombed and strafed Kadafi loyalist forces, laying waste to heavy armor, artillery and men at the entrances on both sides of the key city some 95 miles southwest of Benghazi. View Post»

LAPD officer Deon Joseph

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph connects with Skid Row community

Posted On: 9:58 p.m. | March 25, 2011

On the rough streets of downtown's skid row, LAPD Officer Deon Joseph is an imposing figure at 5 feet 10 and 265 pounds. But as the department's liaison with the area's homeless, he's here to serve and protect.  He teaches a self-defense class for women, helps place people in transitional housing and runs a mentoring program for youths. See more stories of the people who make L.A.... View Post»

Libya scene

Libya fighting: “A kumbaya moment” on the front line with rebels

Posted On: 2:42 p.m. | March 25, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times I was standing at the front line on the outskirts of Ajdabiya on Friday listening to Times reporter David Zucchino interview a rebel fighter we had met three days before. The fighter was telling us that the rebels were "getting organized" for a concerted attack on the town held by forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi. It was deja vu all over again, because it... View Post»

Mexican Navy on patrol for smugglers

Mexican navy on patrol for smugglers

Posted On: 7:44 p.m. | March 24, 2011

Smugglers are launching more immigrant-filled boats than ever before toward California - about one every three days - and taking extraordinary, sometimes dangerous, measures to evade U.S. and Mexican patrols. Times photographer Bob Chamberlin rode along with the Mexican Navy on patrol off the coast of Ensenada. Here's a look at that those images. Read Richard Marosi's story View Post»

Rebel prison in Libya

Journalists visit prisoners held by rebels in Libya

Posted On: 3:37 p.m. | March 23, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times Western and Arab journalists were taken by bus today to a location in Benghazi where men accused of fighting on the side of dictator Moammar Kadafi are currently imprisoned. In a scene out of the movies about the dreaded penal colonies of French Guyana, some 50 Libyan and African men sat quietly against the high walls of a sun-drenched concrete prison... View Post»

Earthquake sensors

Monitoring the San Andreas for the Big One

Posted On: 8:33 p.m. | March 22, 2011

One of the most seismically active -- and geologically complex --  regions of the country, if not the continent, is a triangle of land extending from Palm Springs to the Gulf of California. Most people know of this region for the Salton Sea, that brackish backwater in the desert, but that's man-made. It's the natural forces here that interest scientists most. Just three days after the... View Post»

Spring Storm rolls through Southland

Spring storm rolls through Southland

Posted On: 1:32 p.m. | March 21, 2011

The first days of spring in Southern California brought a winter-like storm, with snow in the mountains and cold rain inundating many areas. The grapevine was closed briefly, trees toppled onto cars and a "slipout" of earth beside Ortega Highway, 14 miles east of Interstate 5, undermined a 40-foot length of guardrail and asphalt curb. View Post»

Los Angeles Marathon 2011

Los Angeles Marathon 2011

Posted On: 1:00 p.m. | March 20, 2011

On a wet and rainy Sunday, Markos Geneti set a new record in winning the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon. Buzanesh Deba of Ethiopia was the top-finishing woman in the event, whose course ran from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Check out the photographs by the Los Angeles Times photographers. View Post»

Photographer's journey out of Libya

A photographer’s journey from Libya back to Egypt

Posted On: 7:12 p.m. | March 18, 2011

When you no longer flinch at the sound of gunfire, even as it thunders just a few inches away, you kind of get the feeling that it's time to go. “You are not even scared,” said my driver Ali, shaking his head. “They are shooting very close and you don't jump.” View Post»

Celegrations in Tobruk, Libya

Rebels celebrate U.N. Security Council no-fly vote in Tobruk, Libya

Posted On: 10:27 p.m. | March 17, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times I was watching the news in my hotel room, but my mind was on the trip out of Libya tomorrow. Times reporters Jeffrey Fleishman, David Zucchino and I had made the long trek from Benghazi to Tobruk on our way to Egypt. In the wake of news that four New York Times journalists were missing in action, we got orders to leave the country immediately. But on... View Post»

400 lb Marathoner

400-pound marathoner

Posted On: 7:52 p.m. | March 17, 2011

With a trace of humor and no small amount of pride, Kelly Gneiting, 40, calls himself the Fat Man. He weighs 405 pounds. Even so, he is an athlete, and he is hardly shy about saying how good he is. “I honestly think I’m one of the best athletes in the world,” he says. The Fat Man is a three-time national champion sumo wrestler. Now he has willed himself into something far more unlikely:... View Post»

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Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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