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1951 - Dr. Mamdouh Haqqi and Tomb of Omar El Mukhtar The Syrian writer and educator Dr. Mamdouh Haqqi and Eltaher paying their respect at the tomb of Libyan nationalist and freedom-fighter Omar El-Mokhtar, who was hanged by the Italian colonial administration by order of General Rodolfo Graziani on September 16, 1931. He was then 69 years old – Picture taken in Benghazi, Libya 1951.

The epic story of Omar El-Mokhtar was turned into the 1981 Hollywood movie titled “Lion of the Desert”. His role was played by the actor Anthony Quinn.

© R. Benkaial – Photo Libya - Benghazi
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