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Libya: Bulldozers demolish Gaddafi compound

16 October 2011 Last updated at 20:48 BST

Bulldozers have begun demolishing the fortress-like Bab al-Aziziya compound of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the capital Tripoli.

Interim leaders said it was time "to tear down the symbol of tyranny".

For days, anti-Gaddafi fighters have tried to crush the last pockets of resistance in Gaddafi's home town, Sirte.