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Inside Muammar Gaddafi's Bab Al-Aziziya Compound: Photos

A look at the once secretive and heavily guarded Bab al-Aziziya.

Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

Rebel fighters gesture as they stomp on a part of a statue of Muammar Gaddafi inside the main compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Gaddafi had the statue of a fist crushing an American plane installed in front of the house after it was bombed in 1986.

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Rebel fighters trample on the head of a Muammar Gadhafi statue inside the main compound.

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Rebel fighters seen inside. "This is Gaddafi's Pentagon," Noman Benotman, a British think-tanker and former Libyan Islamist opposition guerrilla commander, said.

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Rebel supporters celebrate the successful attack on the heart of the Gaddafi regime, though by Tuesday there was still no sign of the colonel.

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Rebel fighters carry out stuff in the main Muammar Gaddafi compound.

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People carry off a portrait of Muammar Gaddafi inside a hotel in Tripoli.

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A rebel fighter gestures as he stands on a monument inside the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday.