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What 25 major world leaders and dictators looked like when they were young

By Elena Holodny of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 26: <p>Sometimes it's hard to picture what politicians and dictators were like before they left their marks on the global stage.</p><p> We collected old photos of major leaders, past and current, to give a taste of who they once were.</p><p> Unfortunately, we were limited by photo availability, so not every major figure from the 20th and 21st centuries made it into the post.</p>

Sometimes it's hard to picture what politicians and dictators were like before they left their marks on the global stage.

We collected old photos of major leaders, past and current, to give a taste of who they once were.

Unfortunately, we were limited by photo availability, so not every major figure from the 20th and 21st centuries made it into the post.

Here, Joseph Stalin, who later became the leader of the USSR, in 1902, a few years after he was expelled from seminary school. 

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