We’ve covered the young presidents of USA already, but let’s broaden the scope now and take a rare glimpse at the leaders from around the world before they became the almighty God-like figures.

It’s utterly strange to see these people, who shaped the world we live in now, as simple teenagers with all the innocence in the world and, in most cases, cluelessness about what the future is holding for them.

(h/t: vintage.es, demilked)

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Joseph Stalin As A Young Man, 1902

Joseph Stalin As A Young Man, 1902

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Ironcat_xox
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3 years ago

Is he... gorgeous, or is it just me?

Gianluca Cafagna
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3 years ago

No no...he was HOT...unfortunately he became sadly famous and not for his beauty...

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Joy Patterson
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3 years ago

Fucking hot. Can't beleive I'm saying that.. Just think that this psycho killed millions of people ...

Kathleen Lubert
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3 years ago

Wow very handsome!

Vanessa
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3 years ago

Stalin was a hipster ;D

Julia Śliwińska
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3 years ago

he was such a handsome man and he grew up to be one of the greatest killer of all times who murdered millions of innocent people.. don't judge book by its cover..?

Beverly Luria
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3 years ago

Very handsome! On the outside that is. Wonder when he turned ugly inside?

Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

What hides beneath those eyes...

Apollo
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3 years ago

If his father had not cruelly abused him as a child, maybe he would have become the poet he was trying to be, instead of a mass murderer. And Hitler could have become a painter. Raising kids the wrong way boomerangs back a million times.

Helmy Abdullah
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3 years ago

Yeah it's sadly true .

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Alexandra Nevermore
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3 years ago

Guys nowadays wearing Stalin's hairstyle lol

Evans Baker
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3 years ago

He was eye candy...

Veronica Zanotti
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3 years ago

So fucking handsome, really!!

D Rolls
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3 years ago

He reminds me of a Scottish legend Faerie: terribly beautiful yet horrible stealers of human lives

James Keen
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3 years ago

Certainly didn't age well

Sven Loch
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3 years ago

Hipster

Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Surprisingly beautiful!

Julemule
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3 years ago

Better kiss him now before he'll groß this big moustache

Julemule
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3 years ago

*grow, Aaaah, German word prediction

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Vanessa de Jong-Kountul
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3 years ago

He was hot

Bennifer
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3 years ago

Handsome? Really? He's got that "I'm about to let millions of people die" psycho crazy eyes.

Arc Light
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3 years ago

... complimenting such an inherently diabolical and evil man is warped, he should've been smothered at birth

Susan Serventi
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3 years ago

WOW! Perfect example of why you need to fall in love with the person who is INSIDE and not just be WOWED by their looks or charm.

Bec Drakenhall
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3 years ago

Stunning, but what a toxic mind

Bec Drakenhall
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3 years ago

Stunning. But what a toxic mind.

Tammy Gossett
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3 years ago

Dayuuuuuummmmmm.....

Tamar Shugert
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3 years ago

You can see the madness in his eyes...

Sharon Miller
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3 years ago

Gorgeous

Nils Fox
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3 years ago

looks very charismatic.

Nova
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3 years ago

I guess he had some Stalin

Лазар Срећковић
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2 years ago

He killed about 900 000 people confirmed with another 2 million as a consequence of his decissions, huge number but Idk wtf are you getting those other figures? McCarthy's broshures from the 1950s? It is a sad truth tens of millions of people died during his reign but Germans killed most of them and huge part died in the Civil war.

Rob McKraken
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2 years ago

nice hair

Gabby
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2 years ago

It's always the good looking ones... Always!

Ma Wellie
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2 years ago

Zara, he looks like Jesse

Kathryne Kinsella
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2 years ago

Stalin_in_...e_1915.jpg Stalin_in_exile_1915.jpg Picture of Stalin not many years later looking not so hot.

Aitkul Khuzhamuratova
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2 years ago

He looks like Zayn Malik😍😍

Doris Apolonia
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2 years ago

Handsome

Ria Hyams
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3 years ago

He was incredibly good looking. It just goes to show how hate and evil acts can physically change your looks!

Farrina
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3 years ago

Hypnotizing look))

Michelle Mironenko
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3 years ago

Why couldn't he stay looking like that?]

ALIYAH ALLEN
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3 years ago

he was fine like a glass of wine

MagicalUnicorn
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3 years ago

damn gorgeous, have to admit

Nollie Araral
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3 years ago

George Michael or the clone from Color Me Badd

Ginette Rochon
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3 years ago

He is gorgeous!!!

Petra Bozicevic
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3 years ago

Yes I was surprised when I saw his photo,sexy

Sihaanm Zahar
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3 years ago

Wow- Handsome!

Barbara Vickery-Nakelski
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3 years ago

The devil comes in many forms.

Dawn Royston
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3 years ago

Gorgeous face but dead eyes of a sociopath

Therese Addington
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3 years ago

Nice looking man. What the hell happened? I should read his biography.

23otaku
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3 years ago

Poet, Bank robber, failed priest his early life would make quite an action movie.

Mary Dixon
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3 years ago

Geeze!! Did someone turn on the heat??

Francie Traschen
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3 years ago

impossible to even think this disgusting human was attractive in any way.. stalin was one of the most notorious mass murderers of modern times, torturing and killing millions of his people

Dana Turner
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3 years ago

Too bad the beauty was all external.

Targaryen
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3 years ago

Genazvale

Yanka Skyton
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3 years ago

Who knew Stalin was a hipster!?

Nancy Baldauf
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3 years ago

Definitely not just you.

Allison Woodfill
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3 years ago

He's definitely gorgeous 😍😍😍

Anna Salerno
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3 years ago

Soooo handsome!

Chuck Cloninger
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3 years ago

He looks like he could, and would, kick your ass.

Heather Lynn
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3 years ago

Handsome, indeed. This man slaughtered the majority of my paternal descendants.

Renee Johnson
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3 years ago

Stalin was sexy!

Sarah Wilson
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3 years ago

He is kinda hot , just saying .

Sierra Hall
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3 years ago

Definitely a good looking man.

Denise Patterson
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3 years ago

Well damn...Stalin was handsome.

Ouzodaki
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3 years ago

Damn handsome, soon to be a dictator-photo.

John Vardaro
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3 years ago

Stud

Mustafa Aldabbas
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3 years ago

wow

Michela Buraseska
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3 years ago

I like...

Jorunn Richardsen
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3 years ago

Well, he's from Georgia.

Linda Kerr
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3 years ago

What a hun

Linda Kerr
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3 years ago

What a hunk

Stephanie Burton
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3 years ago

He is SO HOT!!

Jeff Gano
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3 years ago

He looks like Zayn Malik 😁

Marina Vrielink
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3 years ago

He is gorgeous indeed!

Dayane Suely
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3 years ago

Wowww

James Moore
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3 years ago

Hottie

Katalin W
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3 years ago

So Stalin was a hipster from Brooklyn???

Estefania Tat
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3 years ago

Omg so handsome

Kaz Tiknius
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3 years ago

Oh look the biggest piece of shit in the world ! nobody can top this guys kill count !

Ka Ty
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3 years ago

He is good looking

AdaChan
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3 years ago

The beautiful face of a murderer worse than Hitler.

Mohammad Abu Sa'da
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3 years ago

Sergio Ramos father

Jennifer Guzman
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3 years ago

Hmmm, mmmm 😊😉

Dita Maixnerova
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3 years ago

i love him

Sean Jung
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3 years ago

Looks like DWTS Maksim Chmerkovskiy to me.

Liene Leonovica
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3 years ago

Hot!

Sverre Gidske
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3 years ago

look its ZAYN

Megan Johnson
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3 years ago

Stalin was a hottie.

Oto Oto
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3 years ago

p.s ioseb jughashvili

Tony Le
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3 years ago

that hair.

Denise Van Der Stuyft Lagerwaart
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3 years ago

Is it me or does hè look like zayne malik???

Christine Mullin
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3 years ago

Very handsome on the outside, but what lurks within?

Lasha Mamukashvili
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3 years ago

His from same sity that i am, Georgia Gori.

Eldos Mukanov
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3 years ago

Looks like Sergio Ramos

Olivia W
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3 years ago

holy smokes he's smoking

Adyah Bhides
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3 years ago

Zayn malik

Kim Dan
Community Member
3 years ago

Stalin is fake. Check on google. Blind or something? There are some young Stalin photo that look like Stalin more than this one. If you know how Stalin look, are you blind?

Ben Young
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3 years ago

Hipsters do love communism

Harma J. Zeedijk
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3 years ago

Very handsome and he has a kind look in his eyes

Paweł Żaczko
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3 years ago

This is not Stali. This is Felix Dzieržyński

frederic eeckman
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3 years ago

Not even remotely similar :D 36b989df41...827819.jpg 36b989df41a6dc33c95df62545827819.jpg

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Young Bill Clinton Shaking Hands With President John F. Kennedy In The Rose Garden Of The White House. July 24, 1963

Young Bill Clinton Shaking Hands With President John F. Kennedy In The Rose Garden Of The White House. July 24, 1963

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

He hasn't changed his hairstyle in 54 years.

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Eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth Of England During Her Time In The Auxiliary Territorial Service During WWII Where She Drove And Repaired Heavy Vehicles, 1945

Eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth Of England During Her Time In The Auxiliary Territorial Service During WWII Where She Drove And Repaired Heavy Vehicles, 1945

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Emre
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3 years ago

She is cool!

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#4

Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966

Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

Not terribly surprising, although it is a bit of a shock that he kept his shirt on

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#5

Young Barack Obama Smoking A Joint

Young Barack Obama Smoking A Joint

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

I think that's a cigarette

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#6

John F. Kennedy At Age 10, Hair Slicked Back, 1927

John F. Kennedy At Age 10, Hair Slicked Back, 1927

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Sonja Götten
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3 years ago

Looks like the Guy from MAD-Magazine

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#7

Richard Nixon Is Shown As A Member Of The Whittier College Football Squad In Whittier, CA, 1930s

Richard Nixon Is Shown As A Member Of The Whittier College Football Squad In Whittier, CA, 1930s

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

That snake like glare.

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#8

Young Donald Trump In New York’s Military Academy

Young Donald Trump In New York’s Military Academy

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

Even unattractive as an adolescent.

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#9

Angela Merkel Prepares A Meal On A Campfire While Camping With Friends In Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic In July 1973

Angela Merkel Prepares A Meal On A Campfire While Camping With Friends In Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic In July 1973

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

She's handsome

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#10

Young Nelson Mandela In 1961

Young Nelson Mandela In 1961

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Reminds me of Cuba Gooding Jr.

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#11

Young Adolf Hitler

Young Adolf Hitler

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

The mustache makes me sick, well actually this whole photo makes me sick.

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#12

George W. Bush In Baseball Garb At Yale University, Ca, 1964-68

George W. Bush In Baseball Garb At Yale University, Ca, 1964-68

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Tatiana Jacobsohn
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3 years ago

Jason Hervey playing Wayne Arnold in The Wonder Years. Is that you!?

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#13

Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk In 1945

Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk In 1945

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Ironcat_xox
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3 years ago

She looks like she's just realized the terror of what she created...

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#14

Young 14th Dalai Lama

Young 14th Dalai Lama

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

This is a tough one ... He knew as a child he was the Dalai Lama. When this photo was taken he knew he was the reincarnated leader of his people.

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#15

Pope John Paul II Shaving

Pope John Paul II Shaving

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Lindsay Nicely
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3 years ago

I've never thought of a pope shaving before

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#16

Pope Francis As A Young Boy

Pope Francis As A Young Boy

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Emily Rose
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3 years ago

reminds me of draco malfoy....

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#17

Young Margaret Thatcher Aka ‘The Iron Lady’, The Former Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

Young Margaret Thatcher Aka ‘The Iron Lady’, The Former Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

She actually hasn't changed that much.

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#18

Portrait Of Fidel Castro In New York In 1955, During An Interview

Portrait Of Fidel Castro In New York In 1955, During An Interview

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

My 87 year-old mother-in-law worked for the Batista gov't back in Cuba in the '50's. She and husband had to flee for their lives coming through Canada first before becoming a citizen of the USA. She has avowed never to return to her homeland b/c of Castro and his policies and my heart hurts for her when she speaks of the old days. Gave me tons of perspective.

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#19

Thin Hugo Chavez In Military Academy

Thin Hugo Chavez In Military Academy

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Alis Volat Propriis
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3 years ago

Maldito!!

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#20

Bashar al-Assad As A Kid, Now The President Of Syria

Bashar al-Assad As A Kid, Now The President Of Syria

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Audrey
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3 years ago

Same bad face . Evil in his look

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#21

Mugshot Of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff In 1970 When She Was Part Of The Guerrilla Movement That Fought Against The Country’s Military Dictatorship

Mugshot Of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff In 1970 When She Was Part Of The Guerrilla Movement That Fought Against The Country’s Military Dictatorship

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Stinkypie Ticklebum
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3 years ago

Now, that's someone who knew this photo would be famous one day...

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#22

Mahatma Gandhi In 1887 As A Law Student

Mahatma Gandhi In 1887 As A Law Student

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Gandhi and I share the same birthday, as well both being INFJs

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#23

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia At 19, In 1954

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia At 19, In 1954

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

He knew he would be the richest man in the world at this age.

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#24

A Young Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister (bottom Left) Pictured With His Family In 1956

A Young Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister (bottom Left) Pictured With His Family In 1956

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Eleanor Orser
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3 years ago

Looks the same.. such a sad look.

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#25

Karol Wojtyla, Before He Was Pope John Paul II

Karol Wojtyla, Before He Was Pope John Paul II

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Stefano Aprea
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3 years ago

sinhead o'connor?

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#26

Young Saddam Hussein, The Former President Of Iraq

Young Saddam Hussein, The Former President Of Iraq

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Lindsay Nicely
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3 years ago

Wow, he was handsome, too.

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#27

Young Nicolae Ceaușescu, The General Secretary Of The Romanian Communist Party

Young Nicolae Ceaușescu, The General Secretary Of The Romanian Communist Party

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YsaPur
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3 years ago

I detect something in common with young Nixon, but can't name it.

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#28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu In 1972, Shaking Hands With President Zalman Shazar During His Time In The Israeli Defense Forces

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu In 1972, Shaking Hands With President Zalman Shazar During His Time In The Israeli Defense Forces

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Aussie Friend
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3 years ago

He looks like a strong leader even back then.

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#29

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In The Early 1970s While Doing Military Service

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In The Early 1970s While Doing Military Service

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Lindsay Nicely
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3 years ago

Superfine. I'm getting crushes on all these guys. Based solely on these pictures.

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#30

Ms Park Geun Hye Pictured With Her Parents And Her Two Younger Siblings - Sister Geun Ryong And Brother Ji Man

Ms Park Geun Hye Pictured With Her Parents And Her Two Younger Siblings - Sister Geun Ryong And Brother Ji Man

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Dongyoung Shin
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3 years ago

Her dad was the then dictator, both parents were assassinated. Happy family.

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#31

Young Hillary Clinton Around 1969

Young Hillary Clinton Around 1969

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

She looks beautiful here.

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