Celebrations in Libya following the announcement of Gaddafi's death. This is the end of his remnant regime's dwindling resistance. One of his sons vowed that they would live and die in Libya and that's proved correct. The civil war has taken about 8 months to come to this stage and with his death in Sirte the war will surely end with the surrender of what is left.
Picture's of Gaddafi's body. Initial reactions.[AlJazeera]
Report from District 2. [AlJazeera] Gaddafi and men tried to make a run for it. Dies on way to Misrata.
The man with the golden gun. [ITN]
Barack Obama on Gaddafi's death. [AP}
I doubt this point would have been possible without the NATO air cover - it probably would have been a stalemate otherwise. The West staying out and limiting itself to air strikes was the best thing, even if it did mean the war dragged on. The only positive thing about that length of time is that it has given the opposition time to work together constructively. Let's hope that carries on.