Muammar Gaddafi's Awkward Public Displays Of Affection (PHOTOS)

04/09/2011 01:43 pm ET | Updated Jun 06, 2011

With a regime that includes allegations of mass violence and genocide, Muammar Gaddafi is one of the world's most feared rulers.

But Libya's embattled, unpredictable leader is also known for his series of awkward moments with other heads of state. Having addressed President Obama as "our son" and "excellency" in a rambling letter, Gaddafi has also become known for overly warm displays of affection toward other leaders -- including a much-discussed chumminess with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Check out Gaddafi's awkward public moments with Berlusconi and others here: