Libyan Head of State Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, center, riding a horse in Nov. 1975 in Tripoli. Kadhafi, born in 1942, formed in 1963 the Free Officers Movement, a group of revolutionary army officers, which overthrew on Sept. 1, 1969. King Idris of Libya and proclaimed Libya, in the name of "freedom, socialism and unity," Socialist People's Jamahiriya.
Post 1969 picture of Libyan Head of State Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, left shaking hands in Tripoli with the President of Mauritania (1961-78), Mokhtar Ould Daddah. Kadhafi, born in 1942, formed in 1963 the Free Officers Movement, a group of revolutionary army officers, which overthrew on Sept. 1, 1969 King Idris of Libya and proclaimed Libya, in the name of "freedom, socialism and unity," Socialist People's Jamahiriya.
Libyan Leader Colonel Moammar Qaddafi addresses newsman at a press conference at the Palais des Nations conference hall in Aligiers, Sept. 7, 1973. Col. Qaddafi is currently in Algiers where he attends the fourth summit meeting of non-aligned countries.
President of Uganda Idi Amin Dada (2nd-L) poses with some of the Organization of African Unity (OUA, from left) Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Lybian leader Muammar Qaddafi in June 1972 in Kampala during an OUA summit.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi shown in file picture dated May 28, 1990 in Baghdad, at the opening session of the Extraordinary Arab Summit called to adopt a unified Arab stance against Soviet Jewish immigration to Israel.
French President Jacques Chirac, left, stands with Lybian President Muammar Qaddafi on Nov. 24, 2004 in Tripoli, Lybia. Chirac is in Libya for a two day official visit marking the first visit by a French head of state since Libya won independence from Italy in 1951.
Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, meets with Colonel Muammar Qaddafi on May 29, 2007 in Sirte, Libya. Mr Blair is on a five day visit to meet with African leaders as he prepares to stand down as Britain's Prime Minister on June 27, 2007.
In this image taken from video on June 12, 2011, provided by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's press service, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi shakes hands with Ilyumzhinov before a game of chess in Tripoli.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, right, embraces Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika during the opening session of the Arab League Extraordinary Summit in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, Oct. 9, 2010.
This image made available by the Al Jazeera television channel, claims to show former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, after he was killed at an undisclosed location in Libya, Thursday Oct. 20, 2011. Libya's information minister said Qaddafi was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell.