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Libyan rebels enter Tripoli

21 August 2011 / All photos: © ANP /

Tens of thousands of Libyans celebrate what the rebels claim to be the first uprising in Tripoli against the Kadhafi's regime on August 21, 2011 at freedom square in Benghazi, Libya. The rebels have entered Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, and taken control of the complex.

A picture made available the 16 of August 2011 shows a Rebel soldier preparing a machine gun set on a back of a pickup truck, at a rebel military base in Benghazi, Libya, 13 August 2011.

A photo made available 18 August 2011, shows a Libyan rebel fighter watching atop his vehicle at the gates of Ajdabiya, Libya, 17 August 2011.

A Libyan rebel fighter stands in front of a closed shop in the embattled city of Zawiya, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Tripoli, on the fourth day of fighting against left over pockets of forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi August 18, 2011.

Libyan rebel fighters take cover during the battle for the control of Zawiya against regime forces on August 19, 2011

Libyan rebel fighters fire at regime forces during the battle for the control of Zawiya, some 40 kms west of Tripoli, on August 19, 2011.

Libyan rebels take position after gaining control of an area in the city of Zawiya, some 40 kms west of Tripoli, on August 19, 2011.

Pictures of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi decorate the walls of the Zawiya hospital as Libyan rebel fighters fire at regime forces taking shelter inside on August 19, 2011.

A Libyan rebel fighter dashes over a street to evade sniper fire in Zawiya, some 40 kms west of Tripoli, as rebel forces staged an assault on regime forces in the city's main square on August 19, 2011

Libyan rebels celebrate as they gain positions against regime forces in the city of Zawiya, some 40 kms west of Tripoli, on August 19, 2011.

Libyan rebels cheer as they drive past a grounded army tank in Zawiya, some 40 kms west of Tripoli, on August 20, 2011, one day after the anti-government Libyan opposition claimed the western refinery town to be free, the last major barrier as they try to advance on the capital from the west.

Libyan rebels take position during fighting against regime forces near the Gadayem forest, west of Tripoli, on August 21, 2011.

Libyan rebels capture a military base, "Kilometre 27", 16 kilometers west of the centre of Tripoli, on August 21, 2011,

Libyan rebels run for cover during fighting against regime forces near the Gadayem forest, west of Tripoli, on August 21, 2011.

Thousands of people, mostly Libyans, gather outside the Libyan Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia on 21 August 2011, where the insurgents' flag was hoisted on the roof of the building. Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard late on 20 August in Tripoli, Libya, with rebels saying they were advancing into the capital as Libyan leader Moammer Gaddafi‘s regime crumbled.

Tens of thousands of Libyans celebrate what the rebels claim to be the first uprising in Tripoli against the Kadhafi's regime on August 21, 2011 at freedom square in Benghazi, Libya.

A libyan rebels security forces member raises his rifle as tens of thousands of Libyans celebrate what the rebels claim to be the first uprising in Tripoli against the Kadhafi's regime on August 21, 2011 at freedom square in Benghazi, Libya.

People celebrate the capture in Tripoli of Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early on 22 August 2011.

A Libyan rebel fighter waves his flag on top of the monument that remebers the bombing by US forces in 1986, inside the Bab al-Aziziya compound, the main stronghold of Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, on 23 August 2011.

A Libyan rebel holds a G36E and other weapons at Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli August 23, 2011.

A Libyan rebel poses with a hat belonging to Muammar Gaddafi at Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli August 23, 2011.

Rebles pushing a Fiat 500 Capri, a one-off electric car with alot of luxury accessories and optionals, built on demand and to suit gadaffi odd requests. It costed over 100,000 euros. Aug. 23, 2011.

Rebel fighter waving his flag on top of the monument that remebers the bombing by US forces in 1986, Tripoli, Libya, on 23 August 2011.

Rebel fighter brakes the glass of the Moammar Gadhafi's tent inside the main compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.

Libyan rebels fired celebratory rounds in the air later after capturing the palace of embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi following days of fighting in Tripoli. The rebels were heard singing, shouting 'God is Great' and honking their cars, as plumes of black smoke rose from the Bab al-Aziziya compound, in Tripoli, Libya, on 23 August 2011.

Rebels stealing Kadhafi's golf cart outside of Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 23, 2011

Rebel showing of his new souvenirs taken from the Bab al-Aziziya compound, the main stronghold of Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, on 23 August 2011

Rebels posing and chearing while taking Kadhafi's golf cart for a ride. Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 23, 2011

Rebels break into a living room at Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011, as fighting rages in the area a day after it was captured by opposition forces with loyalist troops staging a fightback and the strongman boasting he went walkabout.

A Libyan rebel conducts a search in a luxury hotel in Tripoli while looking for Saadi Kadhafi, a son of the Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, after rebels thought he was hiding in the hotel on August 24, 2011

Rebels searching through clothes in Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

Rebels rummaging through the personal belongings of Aisha Gaddafi in Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

Rebels near swimming pool in Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

Rebels search the library in Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

Rebel taking the coolest facebook picture ever in Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

Rebels searching a bedroom in Moamer Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011

A screen grab of Alex Crawford, who's dramatic live report on the conflict in Libya spread like wildfire on the internet.

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