You don't need a handler to do what you want. Use the path_info method from CGI.
Write a CGI script img (or whatever) whose sole purpose is to feed user images. e.g:
my $q = new CGI;
my ($user) = split m!/!, $q->path_info();
# database connection stuff here ...
# fetch $pic from database for $user
pint $q->header("image/jpeg"), $pic;
... or something like that. And then have an image tag like <img src="/cgi-bin/img/bobo/whatever.jpg">
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