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The Fall of Tripoli

The protests that have spread across the Arab world have claimed another dictator this week, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.

The fight back against his 40 year rule took hold in February, and Dateline was in the eastern city of Benghazi as it celebrated liberation.

Now, the jubilant scenes have moved to the streets of the capital, Tripoli, as rebels take control of traditionally pro-Gaddafi areas, including the leader’s compound.

Dateline has expert analysis of the upheaval as Yalda Hakim asks who will run Libya now? And what does it mean for the whole region and its international relations?

Plus we look back at our 2010 interview with Gaddafi, when he confidently insisted that the people were with him and dismissed the title of ‘dictator’ as stupid.

WATCH - Get the latest on the situation in Libya.

BEHIND THE SCENES - Yalda and Executive Producer Peter Charley talk about putting together this report and their experiences reporting from Libya.

PHOTO GALLERY - See more of the images of the uprising in Tripoli that have made headlines around the world.

GADDAFI BIOGRAPHY - Read about Muammar Gaddafi's life and his time as Libyan leader.

INTERACTIVE - Use our interactive map to find out more about the unrest across North Africa and the Middle East.

WORLD NEWS AUSTRALIA
- SBS News has a special site with the latest stories on the Libya Uprising.

REPLAY - Look at Dateline's Libya factfile and recent stories on the country's changing politics, including our 2010 interview with Gaddafi.




Photos: Getty

On air: 28th August 2011

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