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Zintan, Libya | July 14, 2012 Omar, 26, sits in the car he drove to the front lines during last year’s Libyan uprising. He refuses to fix his windshield “the sniper’s round went past my head… This car took care of me, so I can’t change it.” But more than anything the windshield is a constant reminder to Omar of the life he took and the friends he lost. “The first time I killed … It was him or me. For three days after I cried and mumbled and thought I went crazy. ” #iLibya #photography #photojournalism #documentary #hipstamatic #magnumfoundation #emergencyfund #libya #Zintan (Taken with Instagram)

Gharyan, Libya | July 23, 2012 In a dusty detention center, Illegal migrants from Niger wait to be processed and receive travel papers, enabling them to be repatriated via a UN chartered plane. Libyan authorities have been increasing hostile to African migrants and the threat of deportation includes transportation via a truck through the blisteringly hot Sahara. #iLibya #photography #photojournalism #documentary #hipstamatic #magnumfoundation #emergencyfund #libya #tripoli #migrants #african #detention (Taken with Instagram)

Tripoli, Libya | July 22, 2012 A Libyan man rides on his Segway during a public Iftar celebration in Martyr’s Square. The fall of Gaddafi opened up many markets in Libya and allowed everyday citizens to use otherwise prohibited goods. The city is packed with various cars and motorcycles that were forbidden or curtailed under the rules of the old regime. #iLibya #photography #photojournalism #documentary #hipstamatic #magnumfoundation #emergencyfund #libya #tripoli #ramadan #segway #iftar (Taken with Instagram)

Bengazi, Libya | July 7, 2012 A pro-federalist Libyan gunman gesticulates wildly after storming a polling station and stealing hundreds of cast ballots. #iLibya #photography #photojournalism #documentary #hipstamatic #magnumfoundation #emergencyfund #libya #Bengazi #elections #libyanelections #politics #protest (Taken with Instagram)

Benghazi, Libya | July 9, 2012 Eritrean and Somali migrants congregate in an IDP camp that the Libyan authorities have sequestered them into. Many complain about their living conditions and security from armed Libyan militias. They are virtual prisoners within the camp. “Ramadan won’t be hard,” said one Somali man, “we are already starving.” #iLibya #photography #photojournalism #documentary #hipstamatic #magnumfoundation #emergencyfund #Libya #somali #eritrean #migrants #idp (Taken with Instagram)