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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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Surprisingly beautiful!

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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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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Just finished, "The Crown" on Netflix and they really nailed it, it seems.

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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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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

Catherine Hughes
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3 years ago

You could have used many other more appropriate pictures of a young President Obama. I think this was most disrespectful. Especially when none of the other pictures were anything like this one. I think it shows extreme bias and I am very disappointed in this site.

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Stinkypie Ticklebum
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3 years ago

It was a cigarette! Some girl took a roll of Obama pictures for a photography class at Occidental (his 1st college). She found them after he was inaugurated and had a show. It is definitely a cigarette, as it is in the other pictures.

Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Doesn't look like a joint to me...

James Keen
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3 years ago

Lol that's a cigarette!!!

Jonnie SeventyOne
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3 years ago

Definitely a cigarette.

Bec Drakenhall
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3 years ago

The greatest president being human

Catherine Marcelo
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3 years ago

Why imply he's smoking a joint? It looks like a cigarette to me.

P S
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3 years ago

That's a cigarette, not a joint. Who writes this junk?

ShaRon Dotson
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3 years ago

Why this photo? Shame on you

Rachael Mutindi
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3 years ago

So cool

Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

He inhaled and is proud of it!

Irene Walton
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3 years ago

cool pic

Pat Clancy
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3 years ago

That's Barry - and it's likely grass in a commercial cigarette.

Marina Vrielink
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3 years ago

Yeah... just a cigarette.

Soni Po
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3 years ago

Bruno mars?

Misty Prepper
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3 years ago

Cigaweed

Matt Tasler
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3 months ago

Kenyans gonna Kenya

Susan Finkelstein
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2 years ago

idiot

Ma Wellie
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2 years ago

Just been down to Cuba

Rich Austin
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2 years ago

He’s a young Jimi Hendrix, surely

Anthony Picco
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2 years ago

Not a joint...

Hester Goldberg
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3 years ago

Love it

Kathy Williams
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3 years ago

This is how Obama played as A teenager

ALIYAH ALLEN
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3 years ago

and you wonder why people think obama is cool as hell

Rohit Srivastav
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3 years ago

That's a cigarette I suppose

Otis Spunkmeyer
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3 years ago

Worst president ever.

Allison Woodfill
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3 years ago

Looks like a cigarette to me too

Craig Skoney
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3 years ago

It's a cigarette, idiot.

foe4u
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3 years ago

The criminal look! Just a look?

Beth Peart Weekes
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3 years ago

That's a cigarette, French-style.

Ivica Djukic-Petrovic
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3 years ago

We don't care what he is doing, just show us picture, show respect.

John Vardaro
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3 years ago

Pissah

Jhanver Lumayong
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3 years ago

haha

Amra Chamberlain
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3 years ago

Awesome 👍🏻😃

Targaryen
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3 years ago

The effects are lasting to this day.

Jackie Harder
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3 years ago

Looks like someone I definitely would want to hang out with. But I already knew that.

Lindsay Nicely
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3 years ago

Gus Fring

Sihaanm Zahar
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3 years ago

Terrorist-😡

Arc Light
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3 years ago

... he also liked his cocaine and would use it to as leverage in exchange for oral sex in college. A real piece of work and a piece of shit

Ed
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3 years ago

All of you idiots fail to understand that Odumbo himself admitted to smoking marijuana. Stuff it libtards.

Eva Monroe
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3 years ago

Yes, in the past he smoked weed. I appreciate a president who doesn't lie his ass off.

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Andrei Pietoni
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3 years ago

it s a fucking cig, and he's a fucking muppet

Lewisa Bradley
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3 years ago

I love muppets!

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Anna Salerno
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3 years ago

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He NEVER was presidential material !! Once a butt wipe/criminal always a butt wipe/criminal... our Manchurian President, groomed to bring America to her knees! God help us all. He was a punk and a drug dealer who entered this country as a foreign student then accepted money as a foreign student from the Fulbright Foundation!! Shame on all the liberal idiots who voted for him to continue on destroying the USA a second term!!!

Chris Gen
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3 years ago

Why would he enter as a foreign student if he is a US citizen?

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Diana Scholtes
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3 years ago

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because he's bliack

Britt Winsor
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3 years ago

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Very much Barack OBUMMER

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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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Ironcat_xox
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3 years ago

WTF?!?!?? It's like they copy - pasted his face when he was older onto a ten year old!

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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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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Nixon is kinda serving Leonard from Big Bang Theory here. That stare tho...

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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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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

His ears are yuge

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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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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Wow, a beautiful striking pose. There is sort of a regal presence in this photo.

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#11

Young Adolf Hitler

Young Adolf Hitler

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

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I bet jew did not see that coming

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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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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Ahh... the 'glorious' smell of white privilege.

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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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Kasia Wa
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3 years ago

❤️

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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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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Italian style :)

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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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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

His look didn't change!!

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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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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

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Not to be stereotypical but ... Bull Dyke?

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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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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

With all that coin he must have, I would pose like this as well...

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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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Megan Johnson
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3 years ago

She looks like she could be related to the actress Ming-Na Wen.

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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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Stimouth Morrisey
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3 years ago

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That tie isn't too tight honey?

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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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