Libya's 'Guitar Hero: Stunning photograph from Sirte brings war back into focus

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This photograph from Sirte, Libya of a rebel fighter playing his guitar as a firefight rages around him, has now captured the world's attention.

World media have already hailed the man as Libya's 'Guitar Hero' - after a popular video game title.

Very little is known about the National Transitional Council fighter but the stunning photograph has once again turned the spotlight on Libyan rebels' fight to defeat fallen ruler Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the country.

On Sunday, October 16, two bulldozers guarded by armed men started to demolish the walls around ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi's former home in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

As the bulldozers set to on the Bab al-Azizyah compound, men chanted, 'God is greatest. This is for the blood of the martyrs'. Some fired machine guns into the air.

"We are destroying it because we want to demolish anything that belongs to Gaddafi," one gunman said.

People driving past stopped their cars and joined a crowd waving new Libyan flags.

"We will continue until we destroy everything that belongs to Gaddafi," said Etman Lelktah, who said he was in charge of the fighters at the scene.

"We ask that a peace organisation be built instead of Gaddafi's place."

The heavily fortified compound, six sq-km (2.3 sq mi), was both the seat of Gaddafi's power and his Tripoli home.

It was targetted by NATO warplanes several times before Tripoli fell to the now ruling National Transitional Council in August.

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