Reaction to Qadhafi's death

Published October 22, 2011
In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, a Libyan former rebel fighter kicks a graffiti depicting Moammar Qadhafi with the words in Arabic reading, ?God is Great?, on the Libyan-Tunisian border checkpoint of Ras Ajdir. The death Thursday of Qadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom ? AP Photo.
In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, a Libyan former rebel fighter kicks a graffiti depicting Moammar Qadhafi with the words in Arabic reading, ?God is Great?, on the Libyan-Tunisian border checkpoint of Ras Ajdir. The death Thursday of Qadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom ? AP Photo.
Sri Lankans walk past a newspaper stall featuring stories of Moammar Qadhafi in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 ? AP Photo.
Sri Lankans walk past a newspaper stall featuring stories of Moammar Qadhafi in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 ? AP Photo.
Libyan Americans embrace each other as they celebrate the death of Moammar Qadhafi on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011? AP Photo.
Libyan Americans embrace each other as they celebrate the death of Moammar Qadhafi on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011? AP Photo.
Mohammed al-Babi waves a golden pistol he says belonged to Moammar Qadhafi in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Moammar Qadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, was killed Thursday as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell ? AP Photo.
Mohammed al-Babi waves a golden pistol he says belonged to Moammar Qadhafi in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Moammar Qadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, was killed Thursday as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell ? AP Photo.
In this Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, a portrait depicting Libya's former ruler Moammar Gadhafi is riddled with bullet marks and vandalized with paint on a wall in Tripoli, Libya.  NATO confirms it hit a convoy of Moammar Qadhafi 'sloyalists fleeing Sirte as the city fell Thursday, but there are conflicting reports whether the ousted Libyan leader was in the convoy or possibly killed or captured ? AP Photo.
In this Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, a portrait depicting Libya's former ruler Moammar Gadhafi is riddled with bullet marks and vandalized with paint on a wall in Tripoli, Libya. NATO confirms it hit a convoy of Moammar Qadhafi 'sloyalists fleeing Sirte as the city fell Thursday, but there are conflicting reports whether the ousted Libyan leader was in the convoy or possibly killed or captured ? AP Photo.
A Libyan reacts to the death of Moammar Qadhafi outside the Libyan Embassy in London, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. The U.N. chief is calling for national unity and reconciliation, not revenge, in Libya following the death of Moammar Qadhafi ? AP Photo.
A Libyan reacts to the death of Moammar Qadhafi outside the Libyan Embassy in London, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. The U.N. chief is calling for national unity and reconciliation, not revenge, in Libya following the death of Moammar Qadhafi ? AP Photo.
In this undated 1969 photo, Col. Moammar Qadhafi, right, salutes as he appears with Egypt's Prime Minister Gamal Abdel Nasser, left, in Suez, Egypt. A U.S. official says Libya's new government has told the United States that Moammar Qadhafi is dead. The official said Libya's Transitional National Council informed U.S. officials in Libya of the development Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011  ? AP Photo.
In this undated 1969 photo, Col. Moammar Qadhafi, right, salutes as he appears with Egypt's Prime Minister Gamal Abdel Nasser, left, in Suez, Egypt. A U.S. official says Libya's new government has told the United States that Moammar Qadhafi is dead. The official said Libya's Transitional National Council informed U.S. officials in Libya of the development Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 ? AP Photo.
Revolutionary fighters celebrate the capture of Sirte, Libya, Thusday, Oct. 20, 2011. Officials in Libya's transitional government said Moammar Qadhafi was captured and possibly killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell. Amid the fighting, a NATO airstrike blasted a fleeing convoy that fighters said was carrying Qadhafi ? AP Photo.
Revolutionary fighters celebrate the capture of Sirte, Libya, Thusday, Oct. 20, 2011. Officials in Libya's transitional government said Moammar Qadhafi was captured and possibly killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell. Amid the fighting, a NATO airstrike blasted a fleeing convoy that fighters said was carrying Qadhafi ? AP Photo.
In this Saturday, June 12, 2010 file photo, Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi talks during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of the American military bases in the country, in Tripoli, Libya. The Associated Press is aware of reports that Moammar Qadhafi has been captured in Sirte. The chief spokesman for the revolutionary National Transitional Council Jalal el-Gallal and the council military spokesman Abdul-Rahman Busin told the AP that those reports are unconfirmed ? AP Photo.
In this Saturday, June 12, 2010 file photo, Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi talks during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of the American military bases in the country, in Tripoli, Libya. The Associated Press is aware of reports that Moammar Qadhafi has been captured in Sirte. The chief spokesman for the revolutionary National Transitional Council Jalal el-Gallal and the council military spokesman Abdul-Rahman Busin told the AP that those reports are unconfirmed ? AP Photo.
In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 file photo, Libya's leader Moammar Qadhafi attends a wreath laying ceremony in the Belarus capital Minsk. The Associated Press is aware of reports that Moammar Qadhafi has been captured in Sirte. The chief spokesman for the revolutionary National Transitional Council Jalal el-Gallal and the council military spokesman Abdul-Rahman Busin told the AP that those reports are unconfirmed ? AP Photo.
In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 file photo, Libya's leader Moammar Qadhafi attends a wreath laying ceremony in the Belarus capital Minsk. The Associated Press is aware of reports that Moammar Qadhafi has been captured in Sirte. The chief spokesman for the revolutionary National Transitional Council Jalal el-Gallal and the council military spokesman Abdul-Rahman Busin told the AP that those reports are unconfirmed ? AP Photo.
Moammar Qadhafi 'sson, Seif al-Islam, top left, gestures to troops loyal to his father in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Libya's new rulers have found it hard to control the flow of information in a country that was run by one man for more than four decades. Fighters often tell a different story than officials in Tripoli, reflecting the uprising's lack of organization. One announcement that Qadhafi 's son Seif al-Islam had been seized was flouted when the leader's longtime heir apparent appeared in front o
Moammar Qadhafi 'sson, Seif al-Islam, top left, gestures to troops loyal to his father in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Libya's new rulers have found it hard to control the flow of information in a country that was run by one man for more than four decades. Fighters often tell a different story than officials in Tripoli, reflecting the uprising's lack of organization. One announcement that Qadhafi 's son Seif al-Islam had been seized was flouted when the leader's longtime heir apparent appeared in front o
In this undated photo taken during  emergency Arab League summit in August, 1990, Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi, left, is driven by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt ? AP Photo.
In this undated photo taken during emergency Arab League summit in August, 1990, Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi, left, is driven by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt ? AP Photo.

Moammar Qadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, was killed Thursday as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell – Text and photos by AP.

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