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The Day The World Shook

by | 26th, March 2004

‘WHEN Tony Blair shook hands with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, it was a big handshake. It was, in the Times’ opinion, the moment when democrat and dictator united against terror.

Tony makes the mistake of standing up wind

It was also a little handshake, in the more literal sense, a truth explored by the paper as it publishes the meeting of men and hands over three shots.

Having forgone the traditional Libyan greeting of a kiss on both cheeks (the way many believe Tony says a fond ‘howdy’ to George Bush), the leaders opted to press flesh.

At ease in his Bedouin tent, Gaddafi extended his right hand. Tony hesitated, then, not unlike a moving scene from the movie ET, extended his fingers and reached out.

But he almost missed the hand, managing only to gain a tentative grip on the Colonel’s fingers. Tony also

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