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Libya celebrates Gaddafi's killing

20 October 2011 / All photos: ANP /

Tens of thousands of people poured on to the streets in towns and cities across Libya yesterday to celebrate the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was captured and killed by revolutionary fighters in the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.


Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters gather at an outpost on the outskirts of the city of Bani Walid on October 11, 2011 as the new regime fighters prepare to attack the pro-Moamer Kadhafi desert bastion


According to media sources on 10 October, fighters loyal to Libya's interim rulers withdrew from the airport in the desert town of Bani Walid amid fighting with forces loyal to fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi. The withdrawal comes a day after the fighters claimed major advances in Sirte and Bani Walid, the last strongholds of Gaddafi.


A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter peeps out of a gaping hole in a building hit by a tank shell during a fierce battle on October 19, 2011 in Sirte's neighbourhood Number 2, one of the last two bastions of ousted leader Moamer Kadhafi's gunmen


Smoke billows from Sirte as Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters they launch their final assault on loyalist troops in Sirte on October 19, 2011. Moamer Kadhafi's remaining diehards have been pinned into a small section of the ousted strongman's hometown Sirte after a fierce battle which saw heavy casualties, a commander said.


ibyan rebels flash victory sign as they pose during the battle to liberate the city of Sirte. Fighters loyal to Libya's interim rulers withdrew from the airport in the desert town of Bani Walid amid fighting with forces loyal to fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi. The withdrawal comes a day after the fighters claimed major advances in Sirte and Bani Walid, the last strongholds of Gaddafi


Libyan rebel fighters fire at pro-Gadhafi forces in Sirte


Medics treat a Libyan rebel who was wounded during the battle to liberate the city of Sirte.


irds fly above the destroyed Sidi al-Hamed shrine in the Gargaresh district of the Libyan capital Tripoli


Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters fire at loyalist troops on October 19, 2011 during a battle in Sirte's neighbourhood Number 2, one of the last two bastions of ousted leader Moamer Kadhafi's gunmen


A screenshot of the Al Jazeera live stream shows the first video of a death Kadhafi


An image captured off a cellular phone camera shows the arrest of Libya's strongman Moamer Kadhafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011. A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) commander had told AFP that Kadhafi was captured as his hometown Sirte was falling, adding that the ousted strongman was badly wounded.


Libyans take pictures with their mobile phones of the body of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in Misrata on October 20, 2011. The veteran strongman was killed on as new regime forces crushed the last pocket of resistance in his hometown Sirte, the National Transitional Council said


Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters gather outside large concrete pipes where ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was allegedly captured in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on October 20, 2011. An NTC commander had told AFP that Kadhafi was captured as his hometown Sirte was falling, adding that the ousted strongman was badly wounded.


Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters gather outside large concrete pipes where ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was allegedly captured in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on October 20, 2011. An NTC commander had told AFP that Kadhafi was captured as his hometown Sirte was falling, adding that the ousted strongman was badly wounded.


Libyans celebrate the fall of Sirte and death of fugitive former Leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, 20 October 2011. According to media report, the head of the executive board of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (TNC) Jibril confirmed the death of Muammar Gaddafi, Libyans poured into the streets to celebrate the news of Muammar Gaddafi's death on 20 October, as Western leaders called on the country's transitional government to embrace a new era of democracy after decades of despotism in the North African state


Libyans celebrate the fall of Sirte and death of fugitive former Leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, 20 October 2011.


Libyans celebrate the fall of Sirte and death of fugitive former Leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, 20 October 2011.


Libyans celebrate the fall of Sirte and death of fugitive former Leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, 20 October 2011.


Libyans celebrate the fall of Sirte and death of fugitive former Leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli, Libya, 20 October 2011.


Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters hold what they claim to be the gold-plated gun of ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi at the site where the latter was allegedly captured in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on October 20, 2011.


Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters carry Mohammed El Bibi holding what they claim to be the gold-plated gun of ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi at the site where the latter was allegedly captured in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on October 20, 2011.


The gold-plated gun of ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was made in Belgium


A screenshot of the BBC live stream shows the celebrating 'epic flag guy'


Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters celebrate in the streets of Tripoli following news of Moamer Kahdafi's capture on October 20, 2011.


A Libyan new regime fighter celebrates with confetti after overtaking Sirte


A selection of Britain's daily national newspapers, featuring pictures and headlines of former Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, are pictured in London, on October 21, 2011.