Young men break dance to songs by Michael Jackson and Jay-Z by the 23rd of July Lake in Benghazi, eastern Libya. Bridgette Auger
Libyan men erupt into laughter following a discussion about the price of cucumbers at a vegetable market in the city of Sirte. Bridgette Auger
A group of children chant ‘God, Muammar, and Libya only!’ as they leave school in a residential neighborhood called Area 2 in Sirte, Muammar Qaddafi’s hometown. Area 2 was the last Qaddafi stronghold. It was badly damaged (note bullet holes in the wall) during the last days of the revolution. Bridgette Auger
A fishing boat in Benghazi is painted with the colors of the new Libyan flag, which replaced the solid green one of the Qaddafi regime. Bridgette Auger
A group of university students gather in a Benghazi cafe one afternoon to play Western pop music and their own songs inspired by the revolution. Bridgette Auger
A family visits the zoo in Benghazi Bridgette Auger
A group of boys play foosball (tabletop soccer) in the street in the old Italian quarter of Tripoli, Libya’s capital. Bridgette Auger
Two fishermen repair their nets since windy conditions prevented them from going out into Mediterranean Benghazi. Bridgette Auger
A man walks by the doorway of a house in the badly damaged residential neighborhood of 'Area 2,' the final Qaddafi stronghold in western Sirte. Bridgette Auger
A woman shops on a street dedicated to women's clothing in Benghazi. Bridgette Auger
A woman walks past a partially destroyed apartment complex in the 'Area 2' neighborhood of Sirte. The neighborhood was one of the last strongholds and the hardest hit by NATO forces. Bridgette Auger
A fisherman sets up his morning catch at a market along the Mediterranean coast in Benghazi. Bridgette Auger
'No one has the right to build a house, in addition to his own and that of his heirs,' Qaddafi once proclaimed. Now, those who had land confiscated are pressing their claims.
Mathieu Galtier, Contributor /
May 12, 2013
Brandishing a yellowing piece of paper dating back to the period when Libya was an Italian colony, Haitham Mokhtar Horria nervously proclaims his family’s claim to 2.7 acres of the capital’s best real estate – across the street from the office of Libya’s prime minister.