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Qaddafi might have been a brutal dictator, but that doesn't mean he wasn't a family man. He spent quality time with his grandkids, as this Associated Press video unearthed from his son, Hannibal's home shows. 

Similarly humanizing family photos were found in Qaddafi's Tripoli compound. You can peruse a gallery over at The Guardian, including pictures of him smiling while holding a new-born and putting his arm around and kissing another family member. For a moment you almost forget his brutal dictatorship.

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