Gaddafi Loves Condi: Libyan Dictator Kept Photos of Former Secretary of State

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It’s a big day for creepy love revelations. First Jim Carrey pronounces his love for Emma Stone, and now Muammar Gaddafi’s bizarre album, filled with photographs of Condoleezza Rice, turns up.

The odd photo album — which features images of Rice at public events — was found by opposition fighters rummaging through his compound.

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Gaddafi’s admiration of former Secretary of State Rice doesn’t come as a total shock, as he’s expressed fondness for her in the past: in a 2007 interview with Al Jazeera he called her “Leezza” and also referred to her as “my darling black African woman.” He also noted that he was “very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders.”

However, this album suggests that his admiration goes way beyond foreign politics. Way beyond.

Megan Gibson is a reporter at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @MeganJGibson. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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