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Bag’s Take-Away:Ben Ali, Muammar and Hosni last October — just ahead of “the Spring.” Should have checked their horoscopes.
(photo: DPA caption: By 2010, Gadhafi was one of the longest-serving despots on the African continent. Here, he is seen with Tunisian ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in October 2010. Both of them were toppled in mass protests earlier this year.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Stairway to heaven? Here’s what you can do with your red carpet? Given how hard it is to find Middle East dictators after they get the boot, my title for this shot from the Lens blog would be: “Flight to the Desert.”