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The Fall Of Tripoli

Images from Libya as rebels seize control of the country's capital city.

Jubilant rebels celebrate in the newly named Martyrs' Square, formerly known as Green Square, in Tripoli.
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Jubilant rebels celebrate in the newly named Martyrs' Square, formerly known as Green Square, in Tripoli.

The celebrations on Martyrs' Square continued into the night of August 23.
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The celebrations on Martyrs' Square continued into the night of August 23.

Libyan women in Tripoli cheer on the rebels.
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Libyan women in Tripoli cheer on the rebels.

Rebel combatants observe the fighting near Muammar Qaddafi's main compound in the Bab al-Aziziya district of Tripoli.
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Rebel combatants observe the fighting near Muammar Qaddafi's main compound in the Bab al-Aziziya district of Tripoli.

Rebels kick the head of a statue depicting Muammar Qaddafi after entering his compound.
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Rebels kick the head of a statue depicting Muammar Qaddafi after entering his compound.

A rebel fighter reloads his gun on the streets of Tripoli
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A rebel fighter reloads his gun on the streets of Tripoli

Fireworks light the skies late into the night as Libyans celebrate the fall of Qaddafi in the eastern city of Benghazi.
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Fireworks light the skies late into the night as Libyans celebrate the fall of Qaddafi in the eastern city of Benghazi.

More jubilation in Benghazi following the news from Tripoli
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More jubilation in Benghazi following the news from Tripoli

Celebrations in central Tripoli in response to the news that rebels have seized Qaddafi's compound
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Celebrations in central Tripoli in response to the news that rebels have seized Qaddafi's compound

A Libyan rebel flashes the victory sign after overrunning Muammar Qaddafi's fortified Bab al-Aziziya headquarters.
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A Libyan rebel flashes the victory sign after overrunning Muammar Qaddafi's fortified Bab al-Aziziya headquarters.

 A boy holds a drawing of Qaddafi and his son Seif al-Islam on the gallows during celebrations of the fall of Tripoli. -
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A boy holds a drawing of Qaddafi and his son Seif al-Islam on the gallows during celebrations of the fall of Tripoli. -

A dead combatant is covered with a blanket as he lies on a street in the Libyan capital.
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A dead combatant is covered with a blanket as he lies on a street in the Libyan capital.

Libyan rebel fighters carry a wounded comrade near the gates of Qaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya stronghold.
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Libyan rebel fighters carry a wounded comrade near the gates of Qaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya stronghold.

Libyan rebels commandeer Muammar Qaddafi's notorious golf buggy after taking control of his compound.
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Libyan rebels commandeer Muammar Qaddafi's notorious golf buggy after taking control of his compound.

Rebels and their supporters celebrate outside Qaddafi's heavily damaged Bab al-Aziziya compound.
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Rebels and their supporters celebrate outside Qaddafi's heavily damaged Bab al-Aziziya compound.

More rebel celebrations in Tripoli as it becomes increasingly clear that Qaddafi's days as Libyan leader are numbered
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More rebel celebrations in Tripoli as it becomes increasingly clear that Qaddafi's days as Libyan leader are numbered

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