|Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's body being dragged by Libyans|
Libya's dictator of 42 years, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured and killed in his own home town after seven months of uprising by the Libyan people.
Leaders worldwide are hailing the end of Gaddafi's tyranny as Libyans celebrate what is being described as their first real sense of freedom and the birth of a new Libya.
One of Gaddafi's son's Mutassim Gaddafi, is also reported to have been killed in Sirte, along with his father. Sirte is where Gaddafi was born.
The international community has confirmed and welcomed the death of Gaddafi with the British Prime Minister David Cameron saying: "I think today is a day to remember all of Colonel Gaddafi's victims, from those who died in connection with the Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie to Yvonne Fletcher in a London street and obviously all the victims of IRA terrorism who died through their use of Libyan Semtex."
Mobile phone footage of Gaddafi's demise is being circulated as celebrations continue across Libya and worldwide.
The uprisings in the Middle East this year have sent a message out to the world's tyrants: all dictators and their regimes come to an end eventually.
The uprising of the Arab people started in Tunisia, then Egypt, Libya and Syria. There have also been civil uprisings in Bahrain, Israel and Algeria. The battle is still on in Syria but President Bassar Al-Assad must know his time too is nearing.
Mobile phone footage of Gaddafi's death