BSD's Tripoli correspondent and Boy With Beard Hmadey, sends these celebratory pictures straight from the latest triumph of the Arab Spring, now the Arab Autumn. Hmadey lives in Libya and regularly corresponds with me through another social networking site. Hmadey gave his permission to post these pictures celebrating the capture and death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Say what you will about the man's iron grasp of power (and gingerly-held grasp of reality), Gaddafi certainly had a closet (or two) of fun outfits. Vanity Fair, Time and Humor Feast have compiled some of Muammar's greatest hits. If anyone in Libya would like to raid the palace (wink wink Hmadey) and steal a few onyx "Africa" brooches and ship them my way I wouldn't exactly say no. I'll even help with the shipping.
The last three pictures are of our brave correspondent himself, beard and banner at the ready.