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Most ridiculous dictator palaces [SLIDESHOW]

Check out the fabulous homes and palaces of current and recent dictators.

While the people they rule over may be suffering horrifically low standards of living, it’s nice to know that after a long day of domination, dictators can return home to these lavish palaces filled with luxurious marble columns, elaborate artwork, and glitzy, golden chandeliers.

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  • An inside look at Ceausescu's former palace, now known as the Palace of the Parliament. (Photo: flickr.com)
  • Saddam Hussein's former palace sits on a hill above the Euphrates rives. (Photo: walltowatch.com)
  • The palace of Saddam Hussein, former dictator of Iraq, features marble columns and decorative art motifs. (Photo: walltowatch.com)
  • Deep red, velvet upholstery and golden frames decorate a bedroom in the palace of Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe. (Photo: walltowatch)
  • An impressive table and elaborate chandeliers decorate a dining room in the palace of Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe. (Photo: walltowatch.com)
  • A golden parlor in the palace of the dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. (Photo: walltowatch.com)
  • Nicolae Ceaușescu's former Palace in Romania features 1,100 rooms and is 12 stories tall with four underground levels. (Photo: walltowatch.com)
  • Here is an elaborate pool at the palace of Muammar Gaddafi, dictator of Libya from 1969 to 2011. (Photo: walltowatch.com)

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