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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African Union President Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi is shown on the last working day of the G8 (Group of Eight) Summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 10, 2009, before unveiling the plaque commemorating the earthquake in the main square of the Guardia di Finanza Inspectors' School where the Summit was held. (UPI Photo/Ettore Ferrari/G8Website)
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