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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

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

Alecia Topchy
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4 years ago

It's our regular school uniform

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Violaine LB
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4 years ago

He kinda looks like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone...

Kyle Ramos
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4 years ago

Looks like a young Voldemort

Bobby Beebe
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4 years ago

He looks sad maybe he hasn't wrestled a bear in a while.

Aslı Liman
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4 years ago

he looks snooty

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nike.bordom
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4 years ago

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Selina Burgos Di Gregorio
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4 years ago

He looks a bit like the young Tom riddle

Claire-Lyse Alessandri
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4 years ago

Voldemort when he was young ...

Joelyn Kitzmiller
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4 years ago

Dead eyes

Ironcat_xox
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4 years ago

His face literally looks like he's thinking of all the people he's gonna rule over... in a creepy way

Uno. playero
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4 years ago

thinking out loud: : - "after twenty years, you would be all mine" :-)

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Apollo
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4 years ago

Everybody thinks he looks mean or cold but I think he looks like a really cute, vulnerable kid. I wonder how he became the monster he is now.

Cristi
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4 years ago

He probably just grew up and lost his innocence

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Aunt Messy
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4 years ago

Budding young sociopath.

Uno. playero
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4 years ago

mcaley calkin :-)

nike.bordom
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4 years ago

You mean Macaulay Culkin? Then, yes

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Amber Turk
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4 years ago

Kinda looks like my husband at that same age

Anh Mai
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4 years ago

Dude look sad af

Denge Esenterk
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4 years ago

Childhood of Lord Voldemort.

Tamra Smith
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4 years ago

He looks just like this kid that used to bully me in elementary school. 😡

Bunnies are better!!
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4 years ago

Figures, I'd watch that kid if i were you

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Sihaanm Zahar
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4 years ago

Global hero❤

Dan Mar
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4 years ago

Kevin alone at home

Donna Antaramian
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4 years ago

He even looks evil as a child

Luciano Straguzzi
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4 years ago

Macaulay Culkin?

Bunnies are better!!
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4 years ago

Those eyes

Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

"You gotta purty mouth boy"

ciaberger
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2 years ago

everybody saying he looks like voldemort is literally blind he's kEiR GILCHRiST sKSKS-

ciaberger
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2 years ago

he looks like keir gilchrist im cryinggg

Gregori Rasputin
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3 years ago

Ladimir Putin

Ria Hyams
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4 years ago

He still looks the same!

Abigail Lajeunesse
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4 years ago

That's just about exactly how I pictured the young Gellert Grindelwald.

Maureen Rouse
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4 years ago

Looked a little like a young Macaulay Culkin

Rebou Chage
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4 years ago

He had the look of a mean and nasty piece of work even then.

Florence Hastings
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4 years ago

Actually he looks like one of those kids who always get beat up in the school yard.

Dana Turner
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4 years ago

He's always been a sullen-looking putz, hasn't he?

Targaryen
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4 years ago

Creepy than, more creepy now

Sarah Schmidt
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4 years ago

Draco, is that you?!

Allison Woodfill
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4 years ago

Weasel

Bec Drakenhall
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4 years ago

Already making a snide face

Boo Le
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4 years ago

Look like young Voldermort

Elina Vildoza
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4 years ago

😏

Valerie Treichel
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4 years ago

Sourpuss

Jhanver Lumayong
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4 years ago

looks like me when i was 16

D Rolls
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4 years ago

He looks like a snooty emo with no makeup

Eleanor Orser
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4 years ago

Still has those beady close set eyes to this day!

Ma Wellie
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3 years ago

Looking sad

Doris Apolonia
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3 years ago

Creepy

Mary Tonningsen
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4 years ago

A sad looking kid.

ALIYAH ALLEN
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4 years ago

ewwww!

Tiffany Zhu
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4 years ago

Its not surprising why he doesn't have a smile either

Tulip Blauw
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4 years ago

Somehow remind me of Steven Miller... current white house staff. Of course, not a compliment 😂

Mikke Rintamäki
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4 years ago

Hahaa....lookin´ like Russian thug....

Anna Salerno
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4 years ago

Looks like a bullied wus!

Dmitry Kraynitsky
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4 years ago

He looks like he is gonna cry

Jo Murphy
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4 years ago

Malfoy, anyone?

Mink Riet-Muller
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4 years ago

Iggy Azalea before she was famous

Harley Quinn
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4 years ago

He looks like a sour puss.

James Keen
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4 years ago

Still not even a hint of a smile. So disappointing. I was really hoping he would have been the happiest child ever!

Ildiko Okido
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4 years ago

Then he wouldn't have been who he is right now.

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Jennifer Guzman
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4 years ago

He has a troubled look

Audrey
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4 years ago

Same bad face

Mike Davies
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4 years ago

Class snitch I would guess

Therese Addington
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4 years ago

He looked evil then.

Gloria Damoff
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4 years ago

A very suspicious look to him. Seems like nothing's changed...

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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4 years ago

looks like a future serial killer

Barbara Baxendale
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4 years ago

He looked smarmy even when young !!

Laughinmydreams
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4 years ago

not much of a change . . even then he looked like a ship rat.

Chuck Cloninger
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4 years ago

He looks like the neighborhood punk others would slap around.

Arc Light
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4 years ago

... narcissist, commie midget

Elisa Rossetto
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4 years ago

Happiness...

Johnny Utah
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4 years ago

fayg

Victor Vakaras
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4 years ago

So always looked like a potato digger.

Kevin Donegan
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4 years ago

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He just looks like he would grow up to be that "slimy, undermining, little weasel" that we all knew as a child and no one hung out with them.

Vince Maranto
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4 years ago

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Looks like he has tasted a lot of penis

Vince Maranto
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4 years ago

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Looks like he tasted penis

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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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

She looks beautiful here.

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