, July 17, 2013
A view showing one of the entrances to Bab al-Aziziya, Muammar Gaddafi's former Tripoli compound on July 17.
The 6 sq km (2.5 sq mile) complex, a city within a city from which Gaddafi orchestrated eccentric defiance of Western powers, is to be turned into a public park, Tourism Minister Ikram Abdusalam Bash Imam said on July 16.
The complex was first bombed by US jets in 1986 in retaliation for the Libyan bombing of a discotheque in Berlin - but finally pulverised in August 2011 when NATO warplanes bombed it to help rebels to seize control of the capital. Reuters/Ismail Zitouny