Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chaos in Misrata - libya

Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, 41, was reported to have been seriously injured after he and other journalists were hit by mortar fire Wednesday in Misrata, Libya. See the photos he sent earlier in the day from the besieged city.

Rebel fighters moved carefully into a building on Tripoli Street where government loyalist troops were believed to have been trapped.

A stairwell window cast light down on the rebels as they crept up a flight of stairs in the building.

Rounding a corner, a fighter fired on people believed to be trapped government troops.

The rebels discussed the best way to oust the troops, loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi, from a neighboring room.

A rebel dashed up a stairwell past a fire, in search of government troops believed to be firing on the rebels from an upstairs room.

The rebels rolled a burning tire into a room that they believed government troops were using as a hideout.

Outside on Tripoli Street, rebels lined up and fired upon troops loyal to Col. Gadhafi.

When a fellow fighter was wounded, they carried him away from the street to safety.

A rebel celebrated as his fellow fighters fired upon a building, right, that they believed was filled with government troops.

All photographs by Chris Hondros / Getty Images.

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