Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi wasn’t always the lopsided, loopy, lunatic leader that he is today. In fact, in 1969, when he led a bloodless coup and overthrew King Idris, the 27-year-old Gaddafi was downright handsome. Come along, then, and gaze at a young, fine-looking, buoyant Gaddafi.
Pictured: Colonel Gaddafi, the newly-minted Libyan Head of State, shakes hands with the President of Mauritania in Tripoli.
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