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.

By Geraldine Sealey

January 24, 2012 10:20 AM
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Hweida Mahmoud Shibadi and Nabila Abdelrahman Abu Ras

Hweida Mahmoud Shibadi (left) and Nabila Abdelrahman Abu Ras, both 40, are lawyers turned rebel activists. Shibadi conveyed info about Gaddafi's movements that led to NATO airstrikes; Abu Ras printed leaflets that women tossed from speeding cars.

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