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Photojournalists in Libya Injured, Killed

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Four photojournalists were badly wounded during fighting in Misrata, Libya, today. One of them -- Tim Hetherington -- died from his injuries. Hetherington was best known as the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Restrepo." Also gravely injured was Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer-Prize nominated photographer with Getty Images who entered the besieged city of Misrata with his camera only days ago. War photographers take great risks to find and tell the stories of people in desperate situations, sometimes paying a heavy price. Collected here are some of those stories -- photographs of the conflict in Misrata taken by Chris Hondros over the past few days, including several from today. [Update, 7pm, Getty Images has confirmed that photographer Chris Hondros has also died from his injuries.] [21 photos]

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A rebel fighter stands near the front lines on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 18, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Tripoli Street once was Misrata's posh main avenue for shops and expensive apartments. Now weeks of house-to-house battles between forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi and rebels have left it in ruins. Fighting continues between Libyan government forces that have surrounded the city and anti-government rebels ensconced there, as the Libyan uprising enters its third month. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
A rebel fighter stands near the front lines on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 18, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Tripoli Street once was Misrata's posh main avenue for shops and expensive apartments. Now weeks of house-to-house battles between forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi and rebels have left it in ruins. Fighting continues between Libyan government forces that have surrounded the city and anti-government rebels ensconced there, as the Libyan uprising enters its third month. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Selima Abdullah caresses her youngest granddaughter Heba, who suffered a ripped-open abdomen from shrapnel, after an explosive shell landing near her home during fighting in the besieged city of Misrata two days earlier on April 19, 2011 at a hosptial in Misrata, Libya. Several families were all staying in a house in Misrata, as it was shelled today and some people were injured and taken to hospital as a result. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
The moon rises over the harbor entrance April 17, 2011 in the port in Misrata, Libya. Thousands of foreign workers and Libyans alike are trying to leave war-torn Misrata, as fighting continued between Libyan government forces and anti-government rebels. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
Rebel fighters carefully move into a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Rebel forces assaulted the downtown positions of troops loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi April 20, briefly forcing them back over a key bridge and trapping several in a building that rebel troops surrounded, firing on the rebels from upper-floor positions instead of surrendering. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A Libyan rebel fighter quickly rounds a corner and fires on trapped government loyalist troops a few meters away during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Rebel forces assaulted the downtown positions of troops loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi April 20, briefly forcing them back over a key bridge and 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. Fighting continues between Libyan government forces that have surrounded the city and anti-government rebels ensconced there. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
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 on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
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; many dozens are those that have been killed during the last two months of fighting in the besieged town. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
Ziad, a brother of slain rebel Nasser Ali Afglio, is consoled by a friend during the funeral for the young Libyan rebel killed during a recent battle with government troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi in the city April 19, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A month-old simple concrete grave is seen April 19, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A doctor stands by a Libyan woman who suffered shattered bones and serious abdominal injuries from explosive shell landing on her home during fighting in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya two days earlier on April 19, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A rebel fighter moves through a hole punched in a wall near the front line fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 18, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Tripoli Street once was Misrata's posh main avenue for shops and expensive apartments. Now weeks of house-to-house battles between forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi and rebels have left it in ruins. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A rebel fighter fires through a sniper hole at troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi at the front lines on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 18, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A knife used by rebel fighters to dislodge bullets from an old heavy caliber machine gun rests near spent casings near Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 19, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A young rebel fighter uses a mirror to see positions held by Libyan government forces around a corner on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 18, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
Rebel fighters fire at government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
Rebel fighters carefully move up a stairway in a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
Libyan rebel fighter rolls a burning tire into a room containing ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A Libyan rebel fighter covers a burning room containing ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A libyan rebel fighter runs up a burning stairwell during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from an upstairs room during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
A Libyan rebel fighter fires into a basement during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #
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 (background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #

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