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Colonel Gaddafi's resistance ended today as he was killed during the taking of Sirte.
An official said the ousted Libya dictator had been shot in the legs during his capture, but he had also been hit in the head during the firefight.
The picture of his dead body was released by agency AFP in an image credited to Philippe Desmazes.
Gaddafi is said to have died shortly after rebel fighters finally overran his loyalists defending the coastal town of Sirte - finally ending the last remnants of his 42 year hold on Libya.
Libyan National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta said Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn today as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.
â€œHe was also hit in his head.â€ the official said. â€œThere was a lot of firing against his group and he died.â€
Col Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed Libyan leader who has been on the run since February, has reportedly died of his wounds after a shoot-out in Sirte, according to a senior commander of forces loyal to Libya's National Transitional Government. The news, yet to be confirmed, comes as anti-Gaddafi forces claim to have taken full control of the port city.