The death of Gaddafi was welcomed among many on the streets of Libya's capital, Tripoli on Thursday.
Immediately after the 69-year-old's death, confirmed by Libya's prime minister, crowds of people erupted in celebrations throughout the city waving Libya’s new flag and shouting, “God is greatest.” In Tripoli celebratory crowds gathered as fireworks lit up the sky.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE OF GADDAFI BELOW:
(Photo: REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny)Residents celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli October 20, 2011 after hearing the news that former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte. Gaddafi died in an attack by NTC fighters, a senior NTC official said on Thursday.
(Photo: Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)An anti-Gaddafi fighter points at the drain where Muammar Gaddafi was hiding before he was captured in Sirte, Libya on Oct. 20, 2011.
(Photo: Reuters/Reuters TV )Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, covered in blood, is held on a truck by NTC fighters in Sirte in this still image taken from video footage Oct. 20, 2011.