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Cleaning up after Gadhafi: masking dead bodies and uncovering gold

Youssef Boudlal / Reuters

A man covers his face as he walks past a truck spraying smoke to mask the smell of corpses and to ward off insects attracted to the stench in the streets of Sirte, Libya on Nov. 2, 2011.

Youssef Boudlal / Reuters

Libyan fighters show boxes of gold and personal items found in different houses during the war in Sirte, Libya on Nov. 2, 2011.

The clean up of Sirte begins. Many were left dead after the heavy fighting that took over Moammer Gadhafi's hometown in the final days leading up to his capture and death. AFP reports the city was left littered with bodies. Trucks have been spraying smoke to mask the stench and deter insects.

At the same time, Libyan fighters uncovered gold, cash and other personal items left in homes around the city.

For more images, see our slideshow on the conflict in Libya.