Muammar al-Qaddafi ruled Libya with extraordinary brutality and legendary eccentricity for over four decades, before his regime came crashing down this year. In an FP exclusive, we partnered with Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and photographer Michael Brown, who discovered never-before-seen photos in the ex-dictator’s compounds and offices, to provide a unique look into the Brother Leader’s private life.
Michael Christopher Brown
When the U.S. war in Afghanistan began, the first iPhone was not yet a gleam in Steve Jobs’s eye -- and forget having an app for that. But as America’s longest war stretches on, a group of photojournalists told the story of U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan through these remarkable photos taken and edited on the now-ubiquitous device.
Teru Kuwayama and Balazs Gardi
The unbelievable 18 days of protest that toppled the Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak still stand out as the signature event of the Arab Spring. This photo essay captured the men and women that brought down a dictator.
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