Beginning of the end for Gadhafi?

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TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan rebels waved flags and shot into the air in celebration Monday morning after driving into Tripoli’s vast Green Square, taking control of the symbolic heart of the 42-year regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Hundreds of people remained in the streets of the capital Monday morning. Many of them were armed, and they fired repeatedly at propaganda posters of Gadhafi.

President Barack Obama said in a statement late Sunday from vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., that “Tripoli is slipping from the grasp of a tyrant” and that Gadhafi’s regime “is showing signs of collapsing.”

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Beginning of the end for Gadhafi?

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