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Beyond “a down payment,” this piece of shrapnel collected from Gaddafi’s compound last night (courtesy of a Western sortie), might as well be a cruel companion to the sculpture out front crushing the U.S. fighter jet.
(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME. caption: The cruise missile struck a building in the center of Gaddafi’s compound. A Libyan soldier displays what appears to be shrapnel for television cameras, March 21, 2011. )
See the whole Christopher Morris Tripoli slide show here.)