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)

#1

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?

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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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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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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.

Sue Turner
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3 years ago

Ignorant twat.

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Mieke Sorée
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3 years ago

Still scrares me that this guy appears on a list about 'world leaders'.

Franziska G.
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3 years ago

Stalin is on this list #1, so....

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

His ears are yuge

Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

His ears are "bigly"

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Jocelyn Malone
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3 years ago

Smiling because he knows he will never have to actually prove himself in the military.

Jonnie SeventyOne
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3 years ago

Smug twat.

Tamra Smith
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3 years ago

Same entitled smirk. 🙄

Vanessa de Jong-Kountul
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3 years ago

Yuck

Sally Hintz
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3 years ago

How did that sweet face turn into such a selfish, greedy, uncaring, commie dupe

Joe Dad
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3 years ago

Greed turns an innocent soul sour. We all were born innocent. It's our choices in our life that mold us. He made bad choices. Now he's bad.

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Nicole Rosandich
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3 years ago

I see the likeness of his sons here.

KawaiiMira
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3 years ago

What a fraud! How much do you think daddy paid for those metals?

KawaiiMira
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3 years ago

Alright, I've been told that this is his school uniform. I still think he's a fraud and con artist.

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Linda Kerr
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3 years ago

Gross

Meghann McNeil
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2 years ago

Creep

Miss Jackson
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3 years ago

He still got that swish swish hair going on tho

Florence Hastings
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3 years ago

Even then he was a little arrogant so and so.

superfish
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3 years ago

A handsome young man, who had a real commitment for the right thing since a young age.

Kathleen Nelson
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3 years ago

Best he could do is play soldier at expensive school. When it came to real service, he wimped out b/c of "bone spurs"!

tweetybird
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3 years ago

i do not accept him as a world leader

Robyn Scott
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3 years ago

He went to the Military Academy for the fancy uniforms.....

Michael Cline
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3 years ago

Getting ready for his 5 draft dodging deferments to get out of serving in Vietnam...Silly Rabbits wars are for poor people to fight and pay for....

Ma Wellie
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2 years ago

Awwwwww should have stayed home

Kimberly Puchniarz
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3 years ago

Scares you!? Really? Are you still that ignorant? Pres Trump is the best President that we have ever been blessed with!!

Nundanee Reebye
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3 years ago

wow

Dana Turner
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3 years ago

Smug bastard

Heather Warren
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3 years ago

How did he 'earn' those medals do you think?

Donna Bessette
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3 years ago

Let's see what you look like.

Lilli Roberson
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3 years ago

Blegh ☹️

Florence L
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3 years ago

OMG :|

Darmonelle Johnson
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3 years ago

Wow! That hair on top of his head is really his, guys!!!

Bunnies are better!!
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3 years ago

If only the military academy fixed him..

Susana Yeung Alvarez
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3 years ago

I cringed

Michael Wolgroch
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2 years ago

Pretty much the same hairdo. But I still like and support him.

Hester Goldberg
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3 years ago

you think he already knew about them bone-chips in his foot? Fooling them all?!

Barbara Rodriguez
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3 years ago

That's where stupid began. TRUMP YOU DICK!

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
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3 years ago

Still looks like a douche.

Armandine Gaulin
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3 years ago

He already had such a slapable face!

Sarah Schmidt
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3 years ago

Oh look, a young douchebag

N.m
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3 years ago

Ugh. I can't stand him

Allison Woodfill
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3 years ago

Piece of shit

Anna Salerno
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3 years ago

Very handsome young man!

Gloria Damoff
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3 years ago

As if he earned any of those medals on his jacket!

Barbara Baxendale
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3 years ago

Bloody ugly as a kid, even uglier now !!

kat lia
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3 years ago

the spoiled brat-bully airhead.

Laurie McClain
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3 years ago

Very handsome back then.

Pat Everling
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3 years ago

Smug sneer.

James Keen
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3 years ago

Lol a lot of meddles you have there Donald. Wonder how you got them hmmmmm

Tiffany Zhu
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3 years ago

I'm even surprised he's smiling...

Sihaanm Zahar
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3 years ago

Terrorist.

Donna Antaramian
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3 years ago

Too bad he never served his country. He found more ways to avoid the draft .. he is a liar and coward

Hla Wai
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3 years ago

Woooow

Pat Clancy
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3 years ago

So he was not ALWAYS funny looking.

Iapetos
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3 years ago

UGLY.

Kristi Zoebelein
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3 years ago

I thought this post was not supposed to be about US presidents?

Morgan the Manatee
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3 years ago

It's about leaders before they became leaders, including US presidents.

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Ironcat_xox
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3 years ago

Omg I'm crying... just another thing I have against him

vanessa EES
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3 years ago

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Reminds me of a gay in my class...

Rachael Mutindi
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3 years ago

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So full of himself

Andrew Kurkovsky
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3 years ago

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And has military academy have any affect???

Harley Quinn
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3 years ago

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Reminds me of disney's goofy.

Eleanor Orser
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3 years ago

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Same fair but shorter. Bleh!

Mohammad Abu Sa'da
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3 years ago

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He was looking to a lolling carrot !! So happy, unbelievable!!

John Abrea
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3 years ago

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Looking cocky

Tony Cabré
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3 years ago

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Fake medals ?

Mark Hand III
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3 years ago

Fake Snatch?

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

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Thanks to my Make America Kitten Again add.on, this is a real cute picture of a kitten playing with a plush penguin. So much better looking and cuter than I am sure the person on the actual picture is

Melissa Apple
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3 years ago

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Still want to punch his douchebag face!!!

Ouzodaki
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3 years ago

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Douchebag even back in the days.

Karen Wittke
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3 years ago

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Same hair doo just not bald under comb over.

Vince Maranto
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3 years ago

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Looks like he tasted as much penis as putin

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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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