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Abandoned army issue boots scattered on the floor of a factory in Qasr ben Ghashir, a suburb of Tripoli. As rebel forces overran the capital many troops still loyal to Colonel Gaddafi discarded their uniforms and sought to blend into the civilian population. In February 2011 an armed revolution broke out in Libya and after six months of fighting it appears that Gaddafi's 42 year regime has come to an end while the former dictator is currently on the run.