Photos: Gadhafi through the years

Updated 2:38 PM ET, Fri October 19, 2012
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Moammar Gadhafi, left, arrives for an Arab Summit Conference in Rabat, Morocco, with Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser in December 1969, months after taking control of Libya in a bloodless coup. AFP/Getty Images
Gadhafi rides a horse through Tripoli in November 1975. AFP/Getty Images
Gadhafi reviews troops on an official visit to Senegal in December 1985. AFP/Getty Images
Gadhafi speaks to reporters at a meeting of the High Command of the Revolutionary Forces of the Arab Nation in February 1986 in Tripoli. AFP/Getty Images
Nelson Mandela, then president of the South African National Congress, greets Gadhafi in Tripoli in May 1990. AFP/Getty Images
Gadhafi salutes during a 1999 military parade celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Libyan Revolution in Tripoli. AFP/Getty Images
At a 2007 meeting in Paris, Gadhafi is seen surrounded by his female bodyguards. AFP/Getty Images
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Gadhafi sign an agreement between Russia and Libya on April 17, 2008, in Tripoli. Getty Images
Gadhafi attends a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome during a G-8 summit in 2009. Getty Images
Gadhafi exits a plane in Tripoli with family members and bodyguards after traveling to the United States and Venezuela in 2009. AFP/Getty Images
Gadhafi arrives in Italy for talks with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in August 2010. Getty Images
Gadhafi smiles and raises his arms as he enters the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli on March 8, 2011. A few months later, on October 20, Gadhafi will die of a gunshot wound to the head in his hometown of Sirte, Libya. AFP/Getty Images