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The last photos of a fallen lensman in Libya

Last updated on: April 21, 2011 14:02 IST

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Chris Hondros, a New York-based photographer for Getty Images covering the battle for control of Libyan city of Misratah, was killed in an attack on April 20 that left three other journalists wounded.

The 41-year-old, who had been covered conflict zones since the late 1990s including Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq and Liberia, was killed when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near him.

As a mark of respect, we are showcasing some photos that Chris shot hours before his death.

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Image: Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros

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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 on April 20 in Misrata, Libya.



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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 on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata on April 20



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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 on April 20



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Libyan rebel forces fire a heavy rocket propelled grenade at a building holding government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata on April 20



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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 Misurata



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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 Gaddafi in the city



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A month-old simple concrete grave is seen in Misrata



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A young rebel fighter uses a mirror to see positions held by Libyan government forces around a corner on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata



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A rebel fighter fires through a sniper hole at troops loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi at the front lines on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata



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