Gaddafi cheered in surprise trip through Tripoli

While being driven around Libyan capital in a sports utility vehicle, Gaddafi appeared in a celebratory mood- as he acknowledged the cheers of supporters throughout the city.

By REUTERS
April 14, 2011 20:19

 
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A surprise appearance by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the streets of Tripoli - courtesy of Libyan State television.

While being driven around Libyan capital in a sports utility vehicle, Gaddafi appeared in a celebratory mood-- as he acknowledged the cheers of supporters throughout the city.

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Gaddafi-- standing up in the suv through the sunroof-- had dozens of cars drive up along side his vehicle -- and even had pedestrians run up to shake the Libyan leader's hand.

A screen caption said the Gaddafi's unusual trip through the city had taken place a short while ago, while the Libyan capital was under NATO air attack.

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