Moammar Gadhafi's rise and fall (21 images)

With rebel forces taking an increasingly dominant hold in Gadhafi's stronghold of Tripoli, and his forces abandoning him for the opposition, it looks like the nearly 42 years of his rule in Libya have been brought to an end.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi inspect an honor guard in Tripoli on April 16, 2008. Putin is visiting Libya to focus on Russia's growing role in exploiting the North African country's energy resources. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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