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Libya's rebel cartoons

<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. Like many dictators, Gaddafi carefully controlled how his image was used, often portraying himself as a deity or beloved leader. With the rebellion, however, freedom of expression in rebel controlled areas means that ridicule has become a key weapon in the fight against the climate of fear that has long gripped the country. Anti-Gaddafi caricatures and graffiti have sprung up across cities such as Benghazi portraying him in an unflattering light. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. Like many dictators, Gaddafi carefully...more

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. Like many dictators, Gaddafi carefully controlled how his image was used, often portraying himself as a deity or beloved leader. With the rebellion, however, freedom of expression in rebel controlled areas means that ridicule has become a key weapon in the fight against the climate of fear that has long gripped the country. Anti-Gaddafi caricatures and graffiti have sprung up across cities such as Benghazi portraying him in an unflattering light. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi, including one depicting him as Adolf Hitler (C), are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.    REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi, including one depicting him as Adolf Hitler (C), are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi, including one depicting him as Adolf Hitler (C), are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is spray painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is spray painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is spray painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a post in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.    REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a post in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a post in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi paying off African mercenaries is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi paying off African mercenaries is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi paying off African mercenaries is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Garbage is piled up in front of a caricature of Muammar Gaddafi and has been cleared from in front of a Libyan-themed portrait of Che Guevara in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Garbage is piled up in front of a caricature of Muammar Gaddafi and has been cleared from in front of a Libyan-themed portrait of Che Guevara in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Garbage is piled up in front of a caricature of Muammar Gaddafi and has been cleared from in front of a Libyan-themed portrait of Che Guevara in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr...more

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif Al-Islam (R) is spray painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif Al-Islam (R) is spray painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif Al-Islam (R) is spray painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.    REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are painted on wood panels (top) in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are painted on wood panels (top) in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are painted on wood panels (top) in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Men look at caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Men look at caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Men look at caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A rebel makes a poster in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A rebel makes a poster in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A rebel makes a poster in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Revolutionary graffiti adorns a lamp post in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Revolutionary graffiti adorns a lamp post in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Revolutionary graffiti adorns a lamp post in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Caricatures of Muammar Gaddafi are posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is posted on a wall in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is drawn in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is drawn in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is drawn in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Graffiti and an exit sign are scribbled on the wall of rebel headquarters in their stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Graffiti and an exit sign are scribbled on the wall of rebel headquarters in their stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Graffiti and an exit sign are scribbled on the wall of rebel headquarters in their stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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