Tyler Hicks of the New York Times found family pictures at the the Qaddafi residence in Tripoli, and they’re amazing. How often do images of a Third World dictator make you irresistibly nostalgic for childhood?
The Qaddafis playing soccer. Baby photos. Colonel Qaddafi as a young lieutenant in the late 1960s. Later, as a father. And finally, a bizarre figure; something of an object of ridicule.
Muammar Gaddafi's daughter, Eisha, his second wife, Safia Farkash, and Seif al-Islam, his son, in an undated photo from a collection of photos taken from Gadhafi's home, in Tripoli, Libya.
Muammar Gaddafi and his wife, Safia Farkash.
Muammar Gaddafi with Hannibal Gaddafi, Safia Farkash, center, and unidentified family members.
Gaddafi, right, with Leonid Brezhnev, of Russia.
Muammar Gaddafi with former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.