The Gadhafi family scrapbook
(Courtesy: Michael Christopher Brown. Copyright: 2011)
October 20th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

The Gadhafi family scrapbook

Foreign Policy and Human Rights Watch have put together a pretty remarkable slideshow here. It's a series of never-before-seen pictures and documents from Gadhafi's private homes and state intelligence ministries - collected and re-photographed by Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and freelance photojournalist Michael Brown. The pictures represent just a fraction of the 1,000-plus photographs and documents - from meetings with heads of state to private snapshots with the family - that FP will be adding to its online archive.

Check it out here.

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Topics: Libya • Photos
September 4th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Photographing Tony Blair up close

Tony Blair. (Courtesy: Platon)

Most people with one word names are rock stars – Bono, Madonna, Cher.

Meet Platon. He's not a rock star in the traditional sense, but he is a star photographer. His specialty is capturing the essence of world leaders in a single frame (check out his book called Power).

At the UN General Assembly in 2009, Platon photographed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Here's what Platon had to say about that experience. FULL POST

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Topics: Photos • Politics • United Kingdom
September 4th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Photographing Mugabe up close

Robert Mugabe. (Courtesy: Platon)

Most people with one word names are rock stars – Bono, Madonna, Cher.

Meet Platon. He's not a rock star in the traditional sense, but he is a star photographer. His specialty is capturing the essence of world leaders in a single frame (check out his book called Power).

At the UN General Assembly in 2009, Platon photographed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. Here's what Platon had to say about that experience. FULL POST

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Topics: Africa • Photos
August 24th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Photographing Gadhafi up close

Moammar Gadhafi. (Courtesy: Platon)

Most people with one word names are rock stars - Bono, Madonna, Cher.

Meet Platon. He's not a rock star in the traditional sense, but he is a star photographer. His specialty is capturing the essence of world leaders in a single frame.

At the UN General Assembly in 2009, Platon photographed Moammar Gadhafi. Here's what Platon had to say about that strange experience. You can watch my interview with Platon on Sunday, September 4 at 10am ET/PT. FULL POST

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Topics: GPS Show • Libya • Perspectives • Photos
Flashback photo: Obama and Gadhafi
U.S. President Barack Obama and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi shake hands during the Group of Eight (G8) summit in L'Aquila, central Italy, on July 9, 2009. Group of Eight leaders grappled at a summit in Italy with reining in unprecedented government support for their economies as divergences emerged over whether their economies were ready. (Getty Images)
August 24th, 2011
07:30 AM ET