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Arab Dictators' Children: The Mixed Fortunes Of Gaddafi And Mubarak's Kids

First Posted: 04/16/11 02:54 PM ET   Updated: 06/16/11 06:12 AM ET

Muammar Gaddafi's only daughter, Aisha, found herself the subject of many international headlines this week after she rallied a crowd early Friday from a balcony at her father's compound.

For 35-year-old Aisha, who's been branded North Africa's "Claudia Schiffer" due to her glamorous image, it was the most overtly political gesture to date. (Previously, she has grabbed headlines over an alleged affair with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi).

She's not the only known member of the Gaddafi family carrying her father's legacy. As Time reports, brother Saif, 40, is known as a shrewd operator and canny businessman, while 39-year-old Saadi enjoyed a brief Italian soccer career. Little is known about Khamis, said to have died in a kamikaze attack, or Milad, a nephew whom Gaddafi adopted.

But clearly they're all currently faring better than Hosni Mubarak's sons, currently detained and awaiting interrogation.

View known details of Gaddafi and Mubarak's children here:

Al-Saadi Gaddafi
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Al-Saadi opted for forgo politics in favor of his true passion -- soccer -- and in 2003, even briefly joined Perugia, a team that was then in the top tier of Italy's soccer league.
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