From chandeliers and stuffed animals to DVDs of Hollywood films, these pictures reveal the inside life of a dictator.The shots were taken at the former palace of deposed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Thousands of items confiscated by the current government to go for auction to raise millions of euros
|The luxurious interior of the former presidential palace of depiosed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali|
|A child's play area in the palace, believed to have been used by the former president's son and heir, Mohamed.|
Taken from inside the former presidential palace of deposed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the photographs show some of the former dictator's everyday enjoyments, as well as some of this more extravagent expenditures.
The palace, in Sidi Dhrif, in a seafront suburb of capital city Tunis, has been left virtually untouched since Ben Ali and his family fled in January 2011 in the face of the first of the Arab Spring uprisings.
|Among the luxurious items were more everyday objects, such as this DVD of the Hollywood blockbuster Mr & Mrs Smith|
|A Porsche, Lamborghini and Jaguar sit in an army yard where other cars belonging to Ben Ali and his family are being held|
|The palace's main bathroom, which remains as it was since the family abandoned the palace|
|Jewellery items that once belonged to the family of the ousted Tunisian dictator on display at an auction in the Tunis suburb of Gammarth|
|Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, centre, walks past luxury cars that once belonged to the ousted dictator|
|A Porche belonging to a daughter of Tunisia's deposed ruler parked in the grounds of the National Guard barracks|