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 Dmitry Medvedev (R) meets with Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi at Meiendorf Castle outside Moscow on October 31, 2008. Gaddafi arrived in Russia on Friday for talks expected to focus on purchases of Russian arms and the possible opening of a Russian naval base in Libya to counterbalance U.S. interests in Africa. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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