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Dictator Yearbook: Photos From Then And Now

02/11/2012 12:18 pm ET | Updated Feb 14, 2012

On the first anniversary of the ouster of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak and less than a year after the likes of Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong Il met their makers, HuffPost World takes a look back at happier times for some of the world's worst autocrats.

Below, compare now-and-then photographs of the heads of regimes in the dictator yearbook.

While several dictators have attempted to stave off the effects of aging -- Gaddafi reportedly received belly fat injections in his face and wore makeup, while some have pointed out Putin's suspiciously taut face -- it looks like many of them have missed the mark in preserving their youthful complexions.

Sadly, the list of recent dictators is not exhaustive. Happily, many of the most brazen offenders won't be around to make it to any high school reunions.

Can you guess the identities of the young men below? How have the pressures of ruthlessly ruling a country changed them?

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