Gaddafi's Girl For Hire

[Rome, August 29. A woman holds a copy of the Koran after a meeting with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, at the Libyan Academy near the Libyan ambassador's residence in Rome, where Gaddafi will be staying.]

Gaddafi has given a lesson on Islam and copies of the Quran to a few hundred Italian women as he arrived in Rome for his fourth visit in a year, participants in the encounter said. Between 200 and 500 women, recruited by a modeling agency and paid an undisclosed sum to attend, arrived by bus at the Libyan ambassador's residence just as Gaddafi's plane was landing at Rome's Ciampino airport at the start of a two-day visit. Image via AP.