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March 30, 2011

Your Turn: War Head

Your Turn- War Head

This photo was widely published yesterday. It shows a rebel helping stock the supply lines in Eastern Libya. The larger storyline, though, has to do with the rebels pulling back. I’m fascinated by the picture, but I don’t know why. Any thoughts?

(caption: Libyan rebel soldiers resupply ammunition on the road between Brega and Ras Lanuf on March 29. Media reports state that pro-government forces have intensified their attacks on Libyan rebels, driving them back from ground they had taken in recent days.)

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