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Upcoming NYT Magazine catalyzing media love affair with the Libyan rebels. This photo from the VII Network, in particular, drives home the symbolism of the “citizen-warrior.”
(Media - especially visual media - does like to keep it simple: heros-and-villains, black-and-white.)
(photo: Eric Bouvet/VII Network, for The New York Times caption: The anti-Qaddafi forces were composed of both civilians and some ex-soldiers no longer loyal to the regime. slideshow here.: