Walk down the streets of Tripoli and official portraits of Muammar Gaddafi's face are plastered everywhere as pro-government propaganda. The Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution has appeared godlike or in military uniforms with rays of light shining behind him in the fashion of Chairman Mao. Throughout his campaign, his meticulous control over how and where these images appear has been straight out of the dictator's textbook.
Now, in cities taken over by Libyan rebels, artists are turning these same images against the man in works of street art. In Benghazi and elsewhere across the country, artists are using Gaddafi's image as a weapon against him, forming caricatures that ridicule the flamboyant man and target his eccentricities.
Here's a look this rising movement from the streets of Libya: