Photojournalist Chris Hondros's Last Images from Libya

The Getty staff photographer was capturing incredible images right up until his tragic death.

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Chris Hondros came to prominence with his photography of the Iraq war, specifically a story in 2005 of American soldiers firing on an Iraqi family who failed to stop at a checkpoint. He had previously gained a Pulitzer nomination for his work in Liberia. He had been in Libya covering the civil war and travelling with rebel troops since early April, when he was injured in an RPG attack by Gadaffi supporters. The same blast killed photojournalist Tim Hetherington and Hondros later died of his injuries — these are some of the last photos he filed. Libyan rebel fighter rolls a burning tire into a room containing ensconced government loyalist troops.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Libyan rebel fighter rolls a burning tire into a room containing ensconced government loyalist troops.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Rebel fighters carefully move up a stairway in a building where they had trapped Gaddafi loyalists.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Rebel fighters carefully move into a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Rebel fighters fire at government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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A Libyan rebel fighter celebrates as comrades fire on government loyalist troops who refused to surrunder in a surrounded building during house-to-house fighting in downtown Misrata.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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A rebel fighter fires through a sniper hole at troops loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Libyan rebel fighters discuss how to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from the next room during house-to-house fighting in downtown Misrata.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Libyan rebel fighters carry out a comrade wounded during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from a building. Rebel forces assaulted the downtown positions of troops loyal to Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddaf trapping several in a building that fought back instead of surrendering, firing on the rebels in the building and seriously wounding two of them during the standoff.Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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A gravedigger turns earth while digging a grave for a civilian victim of the Libyan conflict April 19, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. The simple graveyard in Misrata has hundreds of simple concrete graves.Chris Hondros/Getty Images