30 Surprising Pictures Of World Leaders When They Were Youngsters.11.5k views
How familiar are you with the world's great (and sometimes not-so-great) leaders? Most of us can identify important political figures from the United States, and some can even identify leaders from abroad. After all, we've spent plenty of time seeing them photographed for newspapers and magazines.
Then again, you've never seen them this way: Young, fresh, and about to try and take over the world.
Below are 30 of the world's most powerful leaders, photographed when they were young. These photos were captured before they (for better or for worse) were in power, and it's super interesting to seem them in such a humbled light, pre-fame and power. #17 still looks like that today.