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Libyans celebrate arrest of Gadhafi's son, rebels' arrival in Tripoli

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A Libyan man holds a flair on top of a building in Freedom Square as thousands of Libyans celebrate the arrest of Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam and the partial fall of Tripoli into the hands of Libyan rebels on Aug. 21, in Benghazi, Libya.

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Thousands of Libyans celebrate the arrest of Kadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, and the partial fall of Tripoli into the hands of Libyan rebels on Aug. 21, in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan rebels have reached the highly symbolic Green Square in the center of Tripoli, Sky News said early on Aug. 22, showing scenes of jubilant crowds gathered there. Young men, many waving the red, black and green flag of anti-regime forces, were shouting and dancing in obvious joy, shouting Allahu Akbar (God is greatest) and some firing rifles into the air. As many of the men flashed V-for-victory signs and shouted "tell Moamer (Kadhafi) and his sons that Libya has men," a Sky correspondent said people were lighting fires with posters of the Libyan strongman and the solid green flag of the regime that they had torn down.

 

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