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Libyan rebel pledges to give Gadhafi hat to his father

Bryan Denton / The New York Times via Redux

A rebel celebrates while wearing a hat, necklace and scepter thought to be taken from Col. Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound, in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011.

Reuters reports:

A Libyan rebel, wearing a flamboyant military peaked hat that he said he had seized from Moammar Gadhafi's bedroom in his Tripoli compound, said he planned to give the trophy to his father. Continue reading.

Rachel Maddow shares the story of a man in Tripoli who claims to have looted some of Gadhafi's accessories and is now wearing them for all to see.

P. De Poulpiquet / Maxppp via Zuma Press

An armed rebel fighter kicks a soccer ball near Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound as it is engulfed in flames on Aug. 23.

Sergey Ponomarev / AP

Rebel fighters trample on a head of Moammar Gadhafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya on Aug. 23.

See our slideshow of pictures from the Libyan conflict: Tears, cheers, prayers as regime crumbles.

Bryan Denton, the photographer who made the top picture of the guy in the hat, is on assignment for The New York Times. Read about his trip into Tripoli, and see more pictures, on a Lens Blog post from Aug. 22. Denton’s web site is http://bryandenton.photoshelter.com/.