Last week, the Libyan rebels and NATO completely took control of Tripoli capital, putting an end to Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year controversial rule, and opened a post-war period for the crisis-torn North African country.
The difficult missions at the time include restoring order, beginning reconstruction as well as avoiding collapse into conflict and chaos.
The importance of speeding up actions for the stability, security and peace in Libya has been strongly mentioned by foreign ministers of the Cairo-based Arab League countries.
Now, let's take a look at some pictures capturing the bloody civil war between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and the Libyan rebels.
A girl sitting on a vehicle window displays the victory sign in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city on February 21, 2011. Libyan protesters celebrated the control of Benghazi after a bloody fighting
People outside Tripoli's International airport managed to get out of the capital, some passengers climbed over each other to get on planes
One rebel fighter fired a cannon during the battle near Ras Lanuf, a Mediterranean town in northern Libya
An opposition rebel fighter tried to shoot an SM 7 anti-aircraft rocket at a Libyan air force jet that was loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi in Brega
A man walks inside a damaged reception room of Muammar Gaddafi's personal headquarters in Benghazi's airport
Rebel fighters flee from Ajdabiyah, where Gaddafi's forces reached after storming through Ras Lanuf and Es Sider
Debris at a destroyed administrative building of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya’s capital Tripoli
Libyan rebels walk past a burning multiple rocket launcher at sunset on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf
Opposition fighters stand amidst the wreckage of Tripoli Street in the encircled town of Misurata
Libyan rebel fighters take cover during the battle for the control of Zawiya against regime forces on August 19, 2011
A normal life began coming back to the Libyan capital, almost a week after rebels took control the city
Libyan people try to talk to a bank employee in Tripoli, Libya on August 30, 2011. Libyan banks reopen on Tuesday, so citizens rush to get cash from their accounts
Libya’s 2011 Bloody Civil War