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LIBYA: Kadafi caricatures, parodies abound

February 22, 2011 |  5:46 pm

Kfc KFC surfaced as a symbol of Western influence and revolt during Egyptian anti-government protests last month in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

On Tuesday, Libyan activists decided to trade Col. Moammar Kadafi for Col. Sanders.

It was just one among many irreverent Kadafi signs that have surfaced in recent days at protests in Libya and near Libyan embassies overseas. They range from caricature to makeshift parody.




-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Top photo: Facebook, Libyans group

Second photo: A Palestinian protester at a solidarity protest in the West bank town of Ramallah on Tuesday. Credit: Atef Safadi / European Pressphoto Agency

Third photo: A protester uses a shoe to hit a picture of Kadafi in the eastern Libyan city of Musaid, on the border with Egypt, Tuesday. Credit: Asmaa Waguih / Reuters

Fourth photo: A protester in  Musaid. Credit: Asmaa Waguih / Reuters