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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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Palestinian students step on placards during a protest against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Gaza City on February 22, 2011. Gadhafi clung to control of his country as witnesses in Tripoli reported food shortages and violence by security forces. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
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