Videos: Libyans Celebrate News of Muammar Gaddafi’s Demise

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Residents celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli October 20, 2011 after hearing the news that former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte

As news reports surfaced that toppled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was captured, and perhaps killed, in his hometown of Sirte, videos quickly surfaced of Libyans reacting to — and mostly celebrating — the news. Here are a few.

This clip from Russia Today shows interim forces in Sirte letting off fireworks and blasting rounds in celebration of the former Libyan leader’s death.

PHOTOS: Libya Celebrates the Fall of Gaddafi

This Associated Press footage shows more footage from Sirte as large groups of levels gather to rejoice against a backdrop of heavy machine-gun fire.

The U.K.’s Telegraph shows residents of Tripoli celebrating in the streets.

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