Keeping Up with the Qaddafis, March 17
In this photo essay, FP took a closer look at Libya's ruling family. Muammar al-Qaddafi and his eight children have always been a little crazy. From plagiarized LSE theses to Porsches speeding the wrong way down the Champs Élysées, the Qaddafis prove that the family that fights together stays together.
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Pax Romana, March 4
Italy's failed African adventure might figure most prominently today in its unfortunate alliance with Qaddafi in Libya. This photo essay takes us to the early twentieth century version of the Roman Empire: Italy's short-lived North African colonies. In Libya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, Italian influence, in culture, architecture, and political identity, is still unmistakable.
The Big One, March 11
Japan's trifecta of disasters has stunned the world and forever changed the way of life for the Japanese northern coast, which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, and a subsequent nuclear disaster. These photos show us the devastation as it unfolded over the course of the month.
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