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Libyans Take To The Streets To Celebrate Rebels' Advance

After a six-month conflict, rebels fighting to end Muammar Qaddafi's rule control most of Tripoli after advancing quickly into the Libyan capital. Around Libya, people have taken to the streets in celebration.

Local residents greet advancing rebel fighters on the outskirts of Tripoli on August 22.
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Local residents greet advancing rebel fighters on the outskirts of Tripoli on August 22.

News about the rebels' advance was celebrated overnight across Libya. Here men hug and celebrate in Misrata, a city 200 kilometers east of Tripoli.
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News about the rebels' advance was celebrated overnight across Libya. Here men hug and celebrate in Misrata, a city 200 kilometers east of Tripoli.

In the eastern city of Benghazi, people wave flags of the Kingdom of Libya, which predated Qaddafi, as they gather near the city's courthouse.
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In the eastern city of Benghazi, people wave flags of the Kingdom of Libya, which predated Qaddafi, as they gather near the city's courthouse.

Celebrations went on through the night in Benghazi.
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Celebrations went on through the night in Benghazi.

People in Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli, celebrated in the early morning after rebels seized swathes of the capital including the symbolic Green Square.
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People in Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli, celebrated in the early morning after rebels seized swathes of the capital including the symbolic Green Square.

A boy in Benghazi holds a drawing depicting Qaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam being hanged.
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A boy in Benghazi holds a drawing depicting Qaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam being hanged.

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