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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Libya map: The final flight of Moammar Gaddafi

The last hours of Moammar Gaddafi’s life were chaotic, confused and violent. On Thursday, the details of his death slowly emerged: how he rushed from Sirte in a final attempt to flee oncoming Libyan soldiers; how he hid in a drainage ditch; how he was pulled out and injured in the crossfire.
A revolutionary Libyan fighter inspects the tunnels where Moammar Gaddafi is claimed to have been found, in Sirte, Libya. (David Sperry/AP)

Millions have watched the video of an injured Gaddafi pleading for his life amid a crowd of jostling soldiers, but the graphics team at The Post wanted to know the final flight of Gaddafi. It pieced together photographs of the final showdown along with satellite imagery to determine where in Sirte NATO struck Gaddafi’s convoy and how far Gaddafi ran to seek a hiding spot in the drainage culvert. See the full graphic detailing Gaddafi’s last trip here.


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