American writer and filmmaker Matthew VanDyke , from Baltimore, released from Abu Salim prison after spending 6 months imprisoned, is seen in front of the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, ... more 
American writer and filmmaker Matthew VanDyke , from Baltimore, released from Abu Salim prison after spending 6 months imprisoned, is seen in front of the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. VanDyke says he thought he was going to die when a crowd wrestled open his jail cell after six months of solitary confinement. Instead of an angry gang fired by government propaganda, however, it was rebels and prisoners breaking him out of Tripoli's notorious Abu Salim prison, he told Associated Press Saturday. VanDyke was captured by government soldiers in the eastern oil town of Brega and then held incommunicado for six months in Tripoli (AP Photo/Francois Mori) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Francois Mori
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 12:53 PM EDT