Reading While Eating for October 20: Rise and Fall

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Jorge Silva / Mexico

Members of Mexico's team perform during the synchronized swimming practice at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, October 19, 2011

With the news about Muammar Gaddafi moving so quickly, kick back with these afternoon links.

Shooting a Dictator: “It’s like his soul had been scooped out of his head and taken away.” What it’s like to photograph Muammar Gaddafi. (Lightbox)

Big Band: Japan’s definition of a pop music “girl group” features 48 women. Dressed as schoolgirls. (The Atlantic)

Down Time: Suffering from World Series fever? Relax with some vintage photos of baseball stars hanging out. (LIFE)

Sad Follow-Up: What seemed like a funny story — exotic animals on the loose in Ohio! — has led to a depressing conclusion. (The Daily What)

Can’t Win ‘Em All: Celebrities have awkward moments, too. Even in hilarious (and sometimes hilariously bad) taped auditions. (Flavorwire)

Viral Video: Second Chance, a short-lived 1980s sitcom, correctly predicted the year Gaddafi would die. (BuzzFeed)

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