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Hugs from Chavez as Gaddafi's Libya reaches 40

<p>Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) shakes hands with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez during the closing of the special summit on regional conflicts in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) shakes hands with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez during the closing of the special summit on regional conflicts in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) shakes hands with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez during the closing of the special summit on regional conflicts in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Soldiers hold flags during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Soldiers hold flags during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Soldiers hold flags during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>A dancer performs during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

A dancer performs during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A dancer performs during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny</p>

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny

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<p>Soldiers attend a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Soldiers attend a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Soldiers attend a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Horsemen perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Horsemen perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Horsemen perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>A dancer performs during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

A dancer performs during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A dancer performs during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Dancers perform during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Soldiers march during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny</p>

Soldiers march during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny

Soldiers march during a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya, at former U.S. base Matega in Tripoli August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny

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