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Real Estate of the Rich and Tyrannical

With Bin Laden's Abbotabad hideaway still in the news, Rob Bear takes us on a tour of despot's palaces and hideaways.

From the Fuhrerbunker to Saddam's Palace, security and luxury prevail.

The presidential palace of the Ivory Coast is another such spot, where illegitimate leader Laurent Gbagbo is currently attempting to hold on to his reign.

"Pretty cushy digs for the leader of a country where the average citizen brings home less than $700 per year," writes Bear.

Full Story: A Visit to the Final Homes of History's Most Reviled Tyrants


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