As residents of the Libyan capital faced another day without running water or electricity, a rebel official vowed to make this "difficult period" as short as possible.
A rebel checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, August 26, 2011. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
On a block in Tripoli with mostly shuttered storefronts, a pharmacy is open for half an hour a day. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
Tripoli residents unload a generator to pump water from a local mosque. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)
A man sells water from the back of a truck in Tripoli, Libya. Water has been cut off throughout the city, August 26, 2011. (VOA Photo - J. Weeks)