Libya's Lady Rebels

Photographer Sarah Elliott captures the major players in the violent eight-month struggle that led to the overthrow of brutal dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They risked everything to stand for their beliefs — and their country.


January 24, 2012 10:20 AM
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Weded Elbede

Weded Elbede, 52, in the bridal shop she's owned for six years. Despite pressure from Gaddafi's thugs to stay open — "they wanted things to look normal,"she says — Elbede shuttered it, reopening only after Tripoli was liberated.