But perhaps nothing was as strange as the cache of photographs of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The pictures of Rice -- whom Gadhafi once referred to in saccharine terms as his "darling" -- are bound in an album and include full-page glossy images and smaller snapshots. The photos, many of them close-ups, show her at public events: giving speeches and standing behind podiums.
Rice had dinner with Gadhafi during a diplomatic visit to Libya in 2008 and apparently made quite the impression.
"I support my darling black African woman," Gadhafi previously said about her in a 2007 interview with Al Jazeera. "I admire and am very proud of the ways she gives orders to the Arab leaders ... Leezza, Leezza, Leezza ... I love her very much. I admire her and I'm proud of her because she's a black woman of African origin."
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