The New York Times’ “Lens” page is always fascinating. Each day it features fantastic photographs — and a back story, courtesy of the photographer.
Her story begins:
It’s been a rough day. From where we are in Benghazi, the opposition sent hundreds of troops — if not more — toward the front line to fight against the government troops.
Tyler Hicks and I went forward. Tyler was about two hours ahead of me. We decided that I would stay back and see what was happening and then follow, depending on the situation.
At the send-off point for the opposition troops, people were pouring water on them and cheering. Hundreds of people came out to send the fighters forward. Everyone was armed to the teeth on the back of these trucks.
You could hear the airstrikes. There was a lot of machine-gun fire, Kalashnikov fire. People were shooting in the air. It was really chaos.
That’s just the start. Click here to see Lynsey’s amazing shots — and read more of her and Tyler’s harrowing experiences in a world far from Westport.