Libyan flags held by rebels - photo by BRQ Flickr - CC licenseThe fighters who finished off the last of fallen leader Moammar Gaddafi’s forces returned to a hero’s welcome in the birthplace of the Libyan revolution on Saturday as thousands of flag-waving residents poured into the streets to cheer the convoy.

“God is great! God is great!” the crowd chanted, eight months after anti-Gaddafi demonstrations erupted here in Benghazi, triggering the first war of the Arab Spring.

The beaming troops, returning from the last holdout of Sirte, tossed candy to the crowd and flashed V-for-victory signs.

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