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During his first visit to Libya in 2011, Mads Nissen photographed the people involved in the emerging civil war. Nissen returned to the hotspots of the civil war in 2012 to find demolished, abandoned buildings and homes. The silence, he said, was in ways scarier than the noise of war.

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Conflict Photography • Libya • Mads Nissen • Middle East • Panos Pictures • World
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American photojournalist Sarah Elliott was surprised by how many women were involved in the Arab Spring. Inspired by what she saw, she began documenting women’s roles in the uprisings as the governments fell in Egypt and Libya last year.

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Pictures of the Year International announced Noor’s Yuri Kozyrev as the 2011 photographer of the year in the freelance/agency category last week. His winning image shows rebels running for cover on the road between Benghazi and Tripoli as Libyan forces dropped bombs.


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