Benghazi, the cradle of Libya's revolution, has borne the brunt of the current fighting in the country. Abdullah Doma, a Libyan photojournalist working for AFP, documented some aspects of life in the embattled city—destruction as well as the joy of life. Fighting between the Libyan army and Islamist militias seems to be coming to an end with troops of the internationally recognised government seizing large parts of the city. The months-long armed conflict has had a heavy toll on civilians—thousands were killed, wounded and displaced. The ones who remained did not give up, content merely to survive; they also tried to defy the devastation by enjoying life as and when they could.
Doma posted the following pictures on Facebook.