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Libyan men, wearing traditional costumes, ride horses during a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men, wearing traditional costumes, ride horses during a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men dressed in traditional costumes prepare to take part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan man dressed in a traditional costume prepares to take part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men, wearing traditional costumes, ride horses during a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men dressed in traditional costumes prepare to take part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men dressed in traditional costumes prepare to take part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men dressed in traditional costumes prepare to take part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A young boy sits on a horse wearing a traditional costume during a Fantasia horse show in Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men makes the final adjustments to their traditional costumes prior to taking part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan craftsman displays a traditional saddle that is used in Fantasia horse shows in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 20, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men dressed in traditional costumes prepare to take part in a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan men, wearing traditional costumes, ride horses during a Fantasia horse show in the Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on July 13, 2017. For the spectators, Fantasia shows provides an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of Libya, which is the suffering from attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and two rival autorities that are fighting for power of the North African country. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
Updated 19 October 2017

Fantasia horse show provides rare relief for war-weary Libyans

The traditional Fantasia horse show in Jadim Forest in the coastal city of Zawiyah, east of the Libyan capital, is providing Libyans an escape from the violence, insecurity and downfalls of their country.

(Photos: AFP)