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Libyan diaspora celebrates as Gaddafi's rule nears end

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Libyan diaspora celebrates as Gaddafi's rule nears end


Libyans worldwide celebrated on Monday as rebels claimed they were close to ousting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan nationals living in Washington DC gathered outside the White House, waving rebel flags.

In London, hundreds of people descended on the city’s Edgware Road as Gaddafi’s 42-year rule appeared to be coming to an end.

There were similar scenes in Cairo, where rebel supporters celebrated outside the Libyan embassy. And outside the Libyan embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara, demonstrators set fire to a poster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, copies of his Green Book and Libyan flags (see picture).

Egyptian troops were present but the demonstrators just sang and danced as Gaddafi’s four-decade grip on their homeland seemed to be over.

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