Gadhafi always controlled how his image was used, often portraying himself as a deity or beloved leader.

With the rebellion, however, freedom of expression in rebel-controlled areas means that ridicule has become a key weapon in the fight against the climate of fear that has long gripped the country. Anti-Gadhafi caricatures and graffiti have sprung up across cities such as Benghazi, most of them portraying him in an unflattering light.

Check out some of them.