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September 1, 2009

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Ceremonial horsemen stand on their horses as a display of skill at a lavish private dance spectacle thrown for African heads of state by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, who is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1969 military coup that brought him to power. Held outside of Tripoli, Libya, the African heads of state were in Libya attending the special session of the African Union Assembly on the consideration and resolution of conflicts in Africa.

PHOTO: Ben Curtis/AP

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