Brussels - Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi's fall from grace resonated in the European Union corridors of power on Thursday, as a picture of him in the company of one the bloc's former top officials was removed on Thursday.
The interior walls of the Justus Lipsius, the building that houses the EU Council - the secretariat of the bloc's member states - are decorated with pictures showing EU politicians, sometimes in the company of foreign dignitaries.
One of them, hung between the Italian and the Spanish press conference rooms, showed Gaddafi meeting with the EU's former foreign policy chief, Javier Solana.
On Thursday, it was gone.
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The EU Audiovisual Services, "Sharing the Sights and Sounds of Europe", has not yet removed this nice picture from their archives:
The offical caption to the photo is as follows:
"Handshake between José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Muammar al-Gaddafi, Guide of the Great Revolution of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya"
And this "historic" picture is there, too:
EU caption: "Gaddafi (in the middle, in blue) in front of his tent with his delegation", "Location: Brussels - Chateau of Val-Duchesse"