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PICTURES: The Libyan Conflict Through the Lens of a Slain Photojournalist

April 21, 2011



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Four photojournalists were badly wounded during fighting in Misurata, Libya, on Wednesday. Two of them -- Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros -- died from injuries. Hetherington was best known as the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. Hondros was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer with Getty Images who entered the besieged city of Misurata only days ago. War photographers take great risks to find and tell the stories of people in desperate situations. Collected here are some of those stories -- photographs of the conflict in Misurata taken by Chris Hondros over the past few days, including several from Wednesday.



A rebel fighter stands near the front lines on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata on April 18. Tripoli Street was once Misurata's posh main avenue for shops and expensive apartments. Now, weeks of house-to-house battles between forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar el-Qaddafi and rebels have left it in ruins. Fighting continues between Libyan government forces that have surrounded the city and anti-government rebels ensconced there, as the Libyan uprising enters its third month. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)



On April 19, Selima Abdullah caresses her youngest granddaughter, Heba, who suffered a ripped-open abdomen from shrapnel from an explosive shell that landed near her home during fighting in Misurata two days earlier. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



The moon rises on April 17 over a harbor entrance in the port in Misurata. Thousands of foreign workers and Libyans alike are trying to leave the war-torn city, as fighting continued between Libyan government forces and anti-government rebels. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



Rebel fighters carefully move into a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata on April 20. Rebel forces assaulted the downtown positions of troops loyal to Qaddafi, briefly forcing them back over a key bridge and trapping several in a building. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A Libyan rebel fighter quickly rounds a corner and fires on trapped government loyalist troops a few meters away during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata on April 20.  (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



Libyan rebel fighters discuss how to dislodge government loyalist troops who were firing on them from the next room during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A gravedigger prepares a plot for a civilian victim of the Libyan conflict on April 19. The graveyard in Misurata has hundreds of simple concrete graves; many dozens belong to those killed during the last two months of fighting. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #

A man consoles the brother of slain rebel Nasser Ali Afglio, during the funeral for the young Libyan rebel. Afglio was killed during a recent battle with government loyalist troops loyal to Qaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A month-old simple concrete grave on April 19. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A doctor stands by a Libyan woman who suffered shattered bones and serious abdominal injuries from an explosive shell landing on her home two days earlier on April 19. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A rebel fighter moves through a hole punched in a wall near the front-line fighting on Tripoli Street on April 18. Tripoli Street once was Misurata's posh main avenue for shops and expensive apartments. Now weeks of house-to-house battles between forces loyal to Qaddafi and rebels have left it in ruins. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A rebel fighter fires through a sniper hole at troops loyal to Qaddafi on Tripoli Street on April 18. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A knife used by rebel fighters to dislodge bullets from an old, heavy-caliber machine gun rests near spent casings on April 19. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A young rebel fighter uses a mirror to see positions held by government forces around a corner on Tripoli Street on April 18. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



Rebel fighters fire at government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



Rebel fighters carefully move up a stairway in a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A Libyan rebel fighter rolls a burning tire into a room containing government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A Libyan rebel fighter covers a burning room containing government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A libyan rebel fighter runs up a burning stairwell during an effort to dislodge some government loyalist troops who were firing on them from an upstairs room during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



A Libyan rebel fighter fires into a basement during an effort to dislodge some government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #



Libyan rebel fighters carry out a comrade wounded during an effort to dislodge some government loyalist troops who were firing on them from a building (in the background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street on April 20. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #

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