Libya’s people celebrated their country’s official liberation long into the night after a day of ceremonies and partying.
But now the work to launch a new democratic process plus organising the disarming of the militias which helped bring about the downfall of the Gaddafi regime must begin.
In Benghazi, the place where the uprising started back in February, NTC leaders called for reconciliation and tolerance while promising that Islamic sharia law would form the basis of the new Libya’s legislation.
But with the bodies of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mo’tassin still unburied contravening Islamic custom, some analysts fear there is a lack of strong leadership in the interim government.
In Misrata many Libyans have continued queuing for hours to see Gaddafi’s body.
With calls for an investigation into how the ex-Libyan leader met his end an autopsy has now confirmed he died of a gunshot wound to the head.