UK - London - Libyan exiles with painted face opposite London embassy.
A detail of a young exiled Libyan woman who has painted her face in the colours of the pre-revolutionary flag that Libyans have adopted as their new flag after Gaddafi’s downfall, During the protests opposite her London embassy, the woman shows us the flag of the independent kingdom: Red, black, and green with a crescent and star in the centre. After the Libyan revolution of 1969, the flag was changed to the Arab Liberation Flag of horizontal red, white, and black bands. In 1971 Libya joined the Federation of Arab Republics with Egypt and Syria, which used a similar flag with a hawk emblem in the center and the name of the country beneath it. When Libya left the Federation in 1977, the new plain green flag was adopted. But during the 2011 uprising, the old flag was once again adopted.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download