As long as wars have been waged, children have been players -- as soldiers, bystanders, even as human shields. The Libyan battle to remove Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi has been no different. In the wake of the fighting reports emerged of children were the target of sniper attacks and being used by Qaddafi forces to protect military equipment and disrupt NATO attacks. Many were traumatized, others left orphaned. As Libya recovers from a six months of revolution and war that claimed 30,000 lives, perhaps the greatest challenge lies ahead for Libya's youth.
Above, a child holds up a bullet at the Rashid Street market in the center of Tripoli on Aug. 29.