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Published October 20, 2011, 12:00 AM

Moammar Gadhafi

In this June 13, 1999 photo, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is photographed in Cape Town, South Africa. A U.S. official says Libya's new government has told the United States that Gadhafi, 69, is dead. The official said Libya's Transitional National Council informed U.S. officials in Libya of the development Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. His death on Thursday, confirmed by Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, came as Libyan fighters defeated Gadhafi's last holdouts in his hometown of Sirte, the last major site of resistance in the country. (AP Photo/Peter DeJong)

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