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PHOTO GALLERY: End of Gadhafi's reign celebrated beyond Libyan borders

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 7:23 p.m. CDT; updated 7:38 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 20, 2011
Libyans celebrate Moammar Gadhafi's death on Thursday in front of the Libyan Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Interim government officials in Libya said Gadhafi and his son Muatassim were killed Thursday. Seif al-Islam, another of Gadhafi's sons and a potential heir, was wounded and captured by revolutionary forces.

As Libyans gathered to celebrate the end of Moammar Gadhafi's regime on Thursday, similar celebrations broke out in Jordan and Egypt. Gadhafi was killed in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, by revolutionary forces fighting to capture the city.

People wave pre-Gadhafi flags as they gather to celebrate the death of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday in Cairo. Celebrations in Libya and beyond were held on Thursday to mark the end of Gadhafi's 42-year rule of Libya and an eight-month long civil war between pro-Gadhafi and revolutionary forces. Egypt has been in the midst of its own revolutionary movement following the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak in February.
A revolutionary fighter walks Thursday in the captured town of Sirte, Libya. Revolutionary forces overwhelmed Moammar Gadhafi's hometown and NATO airstrikes thwarted his escape attempt. Sirte lies about 280 miles southeast from the nation's capital of Tripoli.
Libyans react to Moammar Gadhafi's death on Thursday in Tripoli. Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown. "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time," Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said at a news conference in the capital.

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