A Visual Look Back at the Libyan Revolution

BY Mike Fritz  October 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM EST

Thursday’s death of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi concluded a bloody nine-month uprising and set off wild celebrations across the North African nation that the erratic dictator ruled with an iron fist for more than four decades.

From the early demonstrations in Tripoli to NATO’s air campaign and Gadhafi’s eventual demise in Sirte, here are a few of the best images in photo journalism to emerge from Libya’s revolution.