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21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

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1. Elizabeth II — Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

2. Barack Obama — 44th U.S. President

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Obama sits on the couch of a college friend smoking a cigarette in 1980, long before he would become president of the United States.

3. Hillary Clinton — Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate

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Clinton, then Hillary Diane Rodham, sits for a photo shoot while attending Wellesley College, 1969.


6. Dilma Rousseff — President of Brazil


This mugshot shows the future Brazilian president apprehended for her participation in a guerrilla movement against the country's military dictatorship.