Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was in power from 1979 until 2003.
Credit: Nikola Solic-Pool

What do Suharto, Gaddafi, and Marcos have in common? They were each overthrown by their own people. Here's a slideshow of world leaders who held on to power for too long, sometimes with disastrous results.   

Muammar Gaddafi was killed by NTC rebels from his own country in his hometown of Sirte.  

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