TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev, Lynsey Addario, Tyler Hicks and Nicki Sobecki in Ras Lanuf, Libya, March 11, 2011.
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March 21, 2011 9:59 AM EDT

TIME LightBox is thrilled to report that the Libyan government has released four New York Times journalists held captive since last Tuesday. Photographers Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks, along with Anthony Shadid and Stephen Farrell, were detained in the city of Ajdabiya while covering clashes between rebels and the Libyan army.

Last year, Addario, a contributor to TIME and MacArthur Fellow, photographed the compelling story of Mamma Sessay, a young woman who died after giving birth in Sierra Leone.

Read the latest account of their time in captivity at the New York Times.

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