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October 21, 2011

Sinking, Sinking in the Reign: Our 1 Pic Gaddafi Retrospective


I’m laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I’ve a smile on my face

— Arthur Freed

At the risk of mixing metaphors, if you’re looking for the iconic shot, it was that “Gene Kelly meets Mary Poppins” scene that marked the beginning of the end.

Via Spiegel’s end game slideshow.

(photo: DPA caption: An appearance in February of this year was particularly odd. Gadhafi appeared on television sitting in a car and holding an umbrella. “I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela,” he said, in an effort to counter speculation that he had already left Libya.)

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