Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Qaddafi Family Scrapbook - by Foreign Policy

The remarkable never-before-seen family photos taken from the homes and compounds of Libya's now-deceased dictator.

OCTOBER 20, 2011

While the killing of Muammar al-Qaddafi today in Sirte begins a new chapter for the free Libyan people, it's also a particularly opportune time to look back at the tyrant's cruel and bizarre 42-year rule. Foreign Policy is pleased to present an exclusive collection of never-before-seen pictures and documents from Qaddafi's private homes and state intelligence ministries -- collected and re-photographed by Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and freelance photojournalist Michael Brown. The pictures below represent just a fraction of the 1,000-plus photographs and documents -- from meetings with heads of state to private snapshots with the family -- that we'll be adding to our online archive.
Above, Muammar plays with his daughter.
Hanging with the grandkids in one of his famous tents.

A young Col. Qaddafi addresses the crowd.

Qaddafi in the 1970s.

A celebration with friends and family.