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  1. Justin Trudeau
  2. Prime Minister of Canada (SEE ALSO: The Justin Trudeau-Scented Candle)

    Justin Trudeau

    alexguibord / flickr.com


  3. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
  4. King of Bhutan

    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    brentolson / flickr.com


  5. Enrique Peña Nieto
  6. President of Mexico

    Enrique Pena Nieto

    Presidencia de la República Mexicana


  7. Jovenel Moise
  8. President of Haiti

    Jovenel Moise


  9. Emmanuel Macron
  10. President of France

    Emmanuel Macron

    Official LeWeb Photos


  11. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
  12. President of Croatia

    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

    Croatian President Kolinda Myles Cullen/Released)


  13. Moon Jae-in
  14. President of South Korea

    Moon Jae-in

    Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han)


  15. Edi Rama
  16. Prime Minister of Albania

    Edi Rama

    EPA/ARMANDO BABANI


  17. Bjarni Benediktsson
  18. Prime Minister of Iceland

    Bjarni Benediktsson, prime minister of Iceland

    Magnus Fröderberg / norden.org


  19. Alexis Tsipras
  20. Prime Minister of Greece

    Alexis Tsipras

    Matthew Tsimitak / flickr.com


  21. Malcolm Turnbull
  22. Prime Minister of Australia

    Malcolm Turnbull

    timbauerphoto.com


  23. Patrice Talon
  24. President of Benin

    Patrice Talon


  25. Rafael Correa
  26. President of Ecuador

    Rafael Correa

    Cancillería del Ecuador / flickr.com


  27. Felipe VI
  28. King of Spain

    Felipe VI

    Xavier Granja Cedeño / Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e Integración


  29. Joseph Kabila
  30. President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Joseph Kabila

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  31. Xavier Bettel
  32. Prime Minister of Luxembourg

    Xavier Bettel

    jwh / lb.wikipedia.org


  33. Lee Hsien Loong
  34. Prime Minister of Singapore

    Lee Hsien Loong

    Gobierno de Chile


  35. Mark Rutte
  36. Prime Minister of the Netherlands

    Mark Rutte

    Nick van Ormondt


  37. Henri
  38. Grand Duke of Luxembourg

    Henri

    monarchie.lu


  39. Alexander Lukashenko
  40. President of Belarus

    Alexander Lukashenko

    kremlin.ru


  41. John Dramani Mahama
  42. President of Ghana

    John Dramani Mahama

    Chatham House / flickr.com


  43. Andrzej Duda
  44. President of Poland

    Andrzej Duda

    Lukas Plewnia


  45. Ian Khama
  46. President of Botswana

    Ian Khama

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office / flickr.com


  47. Milo Đukanović
  48. Prime Minister of Montenegro

    Milo Đukanović

    Stanko Gruden / STA


  49. Vladimir Putin
  50. President of Russia

    Vladimir Putin

    kremlin.ru


  51. Dmitry Medvedev
  52. Prime Minister of Russia

    Dmitry Medvedev

    kremlin.ru


  53. Hilda Heine
  54. President of the Marshall Islands

    Hilda Heine

    uog.edu


  55. Roosevelt Skerrit
  56. Prime Minister of Dominica

    Roosevelt Skerrit


  57. Joseph Muscat
  58. Prime Minister of Malta

    Joseph Muscat


  59. Borut Pahor
  60. President of Slovenia

    Borut Pahor

    vlada.si


  61. Rosen Plevneliev
  62. President of Bulgaria

    Rosen Plevneliev

    Administration to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria


  63. Aung San Suu Kyi
  64. State Counsellor of Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons


  65. Ollanta Humala
  66. President of Peru

    Ollanta Humala

    Xavier Granja Cedeño / Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Comercio e Integración


  67. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
  68. President of Turkmenistan

    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow


  69. Dési Bouterse
  70. President of Suriname

    Desi Bouterse

    Pieter Van Maele


  71. John Key
  72. Prime Minister of New Zealand

    John Key

    U.S. Department of State


  73. Filipe Nyusi
  74. President of Mozambique

    Filipe Nyusi


  75. Joko Widodo
  76. President of Indonesia

    Joko Widodo

    International Maritime Organization


  77. Tsai Ing-wen
  78. President of Taiwan

    Tsai Ing-wen

    Wind92 / Wikimedia Commons


  79. Juha Sipilä
  80. Prime Minister of Finland

    Juha Sipila

    Team Finland


  81. Muhammadu Buhari
  82. President of Nigeria

    Muhammadu Buhari

    U.S. State Department


  83. Abdullah II
  84. King of Jordan

    Abdullah II

    European People’s Party


  85. Pierre Nkurunziza
  86. President of Burundi

    Pierre Nkurunziza

    Eric Miller / World Economic Forum


  87. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca
  88. President of Malta


  89. José Mário Vaz
  90. President of Guinea-Bissau

    José Mário Vaz

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  91. Mauricio Macri
  92. President of Argentina

    Mauricio Macri

    Inés Tanoira / Foto Institucional Mauricio Macri


  93. Margrethe II
  94. Queen of Denmark

    Margrethe II

    Rigmor Mydtskov


  95. Alassane Ouattara
  96. President of Ivory Coast

    Alassane Ouattara

    Hugo Passarello Luna


  97. Shinzō Abe
  98. Prime Minister of Japan

    Shinzo Abe

    Georgina Coupe / Crown Copyright


  99. Theresa May
  100. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Theresa May

    Policy Exchange


  101. Albert II
  102. Prince of Monaco

    Albert II

    UNESCO


  103. Keith Mitchell
  104. Prime Minister of Grenada

    Keith Mitchell

    World Bank Photo Collection


  105. Aksel V. Johannesen
  106. Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

    Aksel V. Johannesen

    j.fo


  107. Benjamin Netanyahu
  108. Prime Minister of Israel

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    European External Action Service


  109. Pope Francis
  110. Sovereign of Vatican City

    Pope Francis

    Jeffrey Bruno Aleteia


  111. Faure Gnassingbé
  112. President of Togo

    Faure Gnassingbé

    Pierre Albouy / UN


  113. Enda Kenny
  114. Taoiseach of Ireland

    Enda Kenny

    Pete Souza / White House


  115. Denis Sassou Nguesso
  116. President of the Republic of the Congo

    Denis Sassou Nguesso


  117. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
  118. Emir of Qatar

    Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

    Presidencia de la República Mexicana


  119. Ranil Wickremesinghe
  120. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

    Ranil Wickremesinghe


  121. Qaboos bin Said al Said
  122. Sultan of Oman

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    U.S. Department of State


  123. Norodom Sihamoni
  124. King of Cambodia

    Norodom Sihamoni

    United Nations


  125. Jimmy Morales
  126. President of Guatemala

    Jimmy Morales

    Publinews Guatemala / Youtube.com


  127. Beata Szydło
  128. Prime Minister of Poland

    Beata Szydlo

    European Parliament


  129. Evo Morales
  130. President of Bolivia

    Evo Morales

    Alain Bachellier


  131. Robert Fico
  132. Prime Minister of Slovakia

    Robert Fico

    EU2016SK


  133. Tommy Remengesau
  134. President of Palau

    Tommy Remengesau

    Rico Shen


  135. Tihomir Orešković
  136. Prime Minister of Croatia

    Tihomir Orešković

    vlada.gov.hr


  137. Angela Merkel
  138. Chancellor of Germany

    Angela Merkel

    א / Wikimedia Commons


  139. Ulisses Correia e Silva
  140. Prime Minister of Cape Verde

    Ulisses Correia e Silva

    mpd.cv


  141. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
  142. Prime Minister of Denmark

    Lars Løkke Rasmussen

    norden.org


  143. Charles Michel
  144. Prime Minister of Belgium

    Charles Michel

    Herman Van Rompuy


  145. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  146. President of Egypt

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

    kremlin.ru


  147. Nursultan Nazarbayev
  148. President of Kazakhstan

    Nursultan Nazarbayev

    kjfnjy / flickr.com


  149. Mariano Rajoy
  150. Prime Minister of Spain

    European People’s Party


  151. Michelle Bachelet
  152. President of Chile

    Michelle Bachelet

    Gobierno de Chile


  153. Akihito
  154. Emperor of Japan

    Akihito

    Shawnc / Wikimedia Commons


  155. Viktor Orbán
  156. Prime Minister of Hungary

    Viktor Orbán,

    European People’s Party


  157. Denis Zvizdić
  158. Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Denis Zvizdić

    Dragan Tatic


  159. Faustin-Archange Touadéra
  160. President of the Central African Republic

    Faustin-Archange Touadéra

    European External Action Service


  161. António Costa
  162. Prime Minister of Portugal

    António Costa

    Junta Informa


  163. Sergio Mattarella
  164. President of Italy

    Sergio Mattarella

    Presidency of the Italian Republic


  165. José Eduardo dos Santos
  166. President of Angola

    Jose Eduardo de Santos


  167. Willem-Alexander
  168. King of the Netherlands

    Willem-Alexander

    RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde


  169. Juan Carlos Varela
  170. President of Panama

    Juan Carlos Varela

    U.S. Department of State


  171. Erna Solberg
  172. Prime Minister of Norway

    Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway


  173. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
  174. President of Mali

    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

    Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons


  175. Rui Maria de Araújo
  176. Prime Minister of East Timor

    Rui Maria de Araújo

    Amanda Voisard / UN Photo


  177. Johann Schneider-Ammann
  178. President of Switzerland

    Johann Schneider-Ammann

    parlament.ch


  179. Mahamadou Issoufou
  180. President of Niger

    Mahamadou Issoufou

    Rama / Wikimedia Commons


  181. Klaus Iohannis
  182. President of Romania

    Klaus Iohannis

    European People’s Party


  183. Dacian Cioloș
  184. Prime Minister of Romania

    Dacian Cioloș

    European People’s Party


  185. Narendra Modi
  186. Prime Minister of India

    Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi


  187. Hassanal Bolkiah
  188. Sultan of Brunei

    Hassanal Bolkiah

    kremlin.ru


  189. Elizabeth II
  190. Queen regnant of the United Kingdom

    Elizabeth II

    PolizeiBerlin / Wikimedia Commons


  191. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  192. President of Turkey

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan


  193. Serzh Sargsyan
  194. President of Armenia

    Serzh Sargsyan

    president.am


  195. Ali Bongo Ondimba
  196. Ali Bongo Ondimba


  197. Taneti Maamau
  198. President of Kiribati

    Taneti Maamau

    Presidential Office of Kiribati


  199. Isaias Afewerki
  200. President of Eritrea

    Isaias Afewerki

    Helene C. Stikkel / Department of Defense


  201. Dalia Grybauskaitė
  202. President of Lithuania

    Dalia Grybauskaite

    Augustas Didžgalvis


  203. Danilo Medina
  204. President of the Dominican Republic
    Danilo Medina


  205. Hans-Adam II
  206. Prince of Liechtenstein

    Hans-Adam II

    GuentherZ / Wikimedia Commons


  207. Andrew Holness
  208. Prime Minister of Jamaica
    Andrew Holness


  209. Haider al-Abadi

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    al-Abadi
  210. Prime Minister of Iraq


  211. Dean Barrow
  212. Prime Minister of Belize

    Dean Barrow

    Commonwealth Secretariat


  213. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
  214. President Madagascar

    Hery Rajaonarimampianina

    Chatham House


  215. Ashraf Ghani
  216. President of Afghanistan

    Ashraf Ghani

    Patrick Tsui / FCO


  217. Salvador Sánchez Cerén
  218. President of El Salvador

    Salvador Sánchez Cerén

    Presidencia El Salvador


  219. Paolo Gentiloni
  220. Prime Minister of Italy

    Paolo Gentiloni, prime minister of Italy


  221. Hage Geingob
  222. President of Namibia
    Hage Geingob


  223. Christian Kern
  224. Chancellor of Austria

    Christian Kern

    Pressekonferenz Kern


  225. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
  226. President of Portugal

    Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

    Rick Morais / Wikimedia Commons


  227. Emil Dimitriev
  228. Prime Minister of Macedonia
    Emil Dimitriev


  229. John Magufuli
  230. President of Tanzania

    John Magufuli

    issamichuzi.blogspot.co.uk


  231. Htin Kyaw
  232. President of Myanmar

    Htin Kyaw

    kremlin.ru


  233. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  234. President of Liberia

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

    Utenriksdepartementet


  235. Abdulla Yameen
  236. President of the Maldives

    Abdulla Yameen

    Mahinda Rajapaksa


  237. Jüri Ratas
  238. Prime Minister of Estonia

    Jüri Ratas

    Riigikogu Kantselei / Chancellery of the Riigikogu


  239. Yoweri Museveni
  240. President of Uganda

    Yoweri Museveni

    Glenn Fawcett / Department of Defense


  241. Abdelmalek Sellal
  242. Prime Minister of Algeria

    Abdelmalek Sellal

    tasnimnews.com


  243. James Michel
  244. President of the Seychelles

    James Michel

    U.S. Embassy London


  245. Bujar Nishani
  246. President of Albania

    Bujar Nishani

    president.al


  247. Keith Rowley
  248. Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    Keith Rowley

    gov.tt


  249. Sheikh Hasina Wazed
  250. Prime Minister of Bangladesh

    Sheikh Hasina Wazed

    Lawrence Jackson / White House


  251. Raimonds Vējonis
  252. President of Latvia

    Raimonds Vējonis

    Saeima / Wikimedia Commons


  253. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
  254. President of Mongolia

    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

    Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej


  255. Michel Temer
  256. President of Brazil

    Michel Temer


  257. Hassan Rouhani
  258. President of Iran

    Hassan Rouhani

    BotMultichillT / Wikimedia Commons


  259. Hailemariam Desalegn
  260. Prime Minister of Ethiopia

    Hailemariam Desalegn

    UNIDO


  261. Tupou VI
  262. King of Tonga

    Tupou VI

    Andy Palmer / Manatū Taonga


  263. Juan Manuel Santos
  264. President of Colombia

    Juan Manuel Santos

    Wilson Dias / ABr


  265. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
  266. President of Burkina Faso

    Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

    Chambre des Députés


  267. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
  268. President of Somalia

    Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud

    Stuart Price / AU-UN IST PHOTO


  269. Idriss Déby
  270. President of Chad

    Idriss Déby

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  271. Horacio Cartes
  272. President of Paraguay

    Horacio Cartes

    Casa Rosada


  273. Donald Trump
  274. President of the United States of America (SEE ALSO: The Presidents of the United States: In Order of Hotness)

    Donald Trump


  275. Emomalii Rahmon
  276. President of Tajikistan

    Emomali Rahmon

    kremlin.ru


  277. Mahmoud Abbas
  278. President of the Palestinian National Authority

    Mahmoud Abbas

    World Economic Forum


  279. Tabaré Vázquez
  280. President of Uruguay

    Tabaré Vázquez

    Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Uruguay


  281. Allen Chastanet
  282. Prime Minister of St. Lucia
    Allen Chastanet


  283. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  284. King of Bahrain

    Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

    U.S. State Department


  285. Rodrigo Duterte
  286. President of the Philippines

    Rodribgo Duterte

    Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau


  287. Edgar Lungu
  288. President of Zambia

    Edgar Lungu


    Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown


  289. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
  290. Prime Minister of Vietnam
    Nguyen Xuan Phuc


  291. Harald V
  292. King of Norway

    Harald V

    Tor Atle Kleven / flickr.com


  293. Mamnoon Hussain
  294. President of Pakistan

    Mamnoon Hussain

    islamabad.usembassy.gov


  295. Thongloun Sisoulith
  296. Prime Minister of Laos

    Thongloun Sisoulith

    kremlin.ru


  297. Peter M. Christian
  298. President of the Federated States of Micronesia

    Peter M. Christian

    Embassy of the United States in Kolonia


  299. Perry Christie
  300. Prime Minister of the Bahamas

    Perry Christie

    International Maritime Organization


  301. Ernest Bai Koroma
  302. President of Sierra Leone

    Ernest Bai Koroma

    Roosewelt Pinheiro / ABr


  303. Tomislav Nikolić
  304. President of Serbia

    Tomislav Nikolic

    General Secretariat of the President of the Republic of Serbia


  305. Petro Poroshenko
  306. President of Ukraine


  307. Nicolás Maduro
  308. President of Venezuela

    Nicolas Maduro

    Hugoshi / Wikimedia Commons


  309. Giorgi Margvelashvili
  310. President of Georgia

    Giorgi Margvelashvili

    U.S. State Department


  311. Luis Guillermo Solís
  312. President of Costa Rica
    Luis Guillermo Solis


  313. Salman
  314. King of Saudi Arabia

    Salman

    Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)(Released)


  315. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
  316. President of Equatorial Guinea

    Teodoro Obiang

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  317. Letsie III
  318. King of Lesotho

    Letsie III

    Dean Calma / IAEA


  319. Mohammed VI
  320. King of Morocco

    Mohammed VI

    U.S. State Department


  321. Mswati III
  322. King of Swaziland

    Mswati III

    \Amanda Lucidon)


  323. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  324. Emir of Kuwait

    Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

    Pete Souza / White House


  325. Juan Orlando Hernández
  326. President of Honduras
    Juan Orlando Hernandez


  327. Timothy Harris
  328. Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Timothy Harris


  329. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
  330. President of Mauritania

    Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

    Medou Mido


  331. Peter O’Neill
  332. Prime Minister of Papau New Guinea

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meets with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill. 23 May 2015.


  333. János Áder
  334. President of Hungary

    Janos Ader

    keh.hu


  335. Daniel Ortega
  336. President of Nicaragua

    Daniel Ortega

    Cancillería Ecuador


  337. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
  338. President of Algeria

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    Vikoula5 / Wikimedia Commons


  339. Uhuru Kenyatta
  340. President of Kenya


  341. Islam Karimov
  342. President of Uzbekistan

    Islam Karimov

    kremlin.ru


  343. Ismail Omar Guelleh
  344. President of Djibouti

    Ismail Omar Guelleh

    R.D. Ward/Released)


  345. Miro Cerar
  346. Prime Minister of Slovenia

    Miro Cerar

    Nebojša Tejić / STA


  347. Michael Higgins
  348. President of Ireland

    Michael Higgins

    The Irish Labour Party


  349. Azali Assoumani
  350. President of Comoros
    Azali Assoumani


  351. Macky Sall
  352. President of Senegal

    Macky Sall

    European Parliament


  353. Tammam Salam
  354. President of Lebanon (Acting)

    Tammam Salam

    Dragan Tatic



  355. Miloš Zeman
  356. President of the Czech Republic

    David Sedlecký


  357. Moses Nagamootoo
  358. Prime Minister of Guyana
    Moses Nagamootoo


  359. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  360. President of the United Arab Emirates
    Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan


  361. Peter Mutharika
  362. President of Malawi

    Peter Mutharika

    Amanda Lucidon)


  363. Gaston Browne
  364. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
    Gaston Brown


  365. Joachim Gauck
  366. President of Germany

    Joachim Gauck

    Dirk Vorderstraße


  367. Alpha Condé
  368. President of Guinea

    Alpha Conde

    Remy Steinegger


  369. Nicos Anastasiades
  370. President of Cyprus

    Nicos Anastasiades

    European People’s Party


  371. Omar al-Bashir
  372. President of Sudan

    Omar al-Bashir

    Jesse B. Awalt/Released)


  373. Carl XVI Gustaf
  374. King of Sweden

    Carl XVI

    Bengt Nyman


  375. Anerood Jugnauth
  376. Prime Minister of Mauritius

    Anerood Jugnauth

    Cia Pak / United Nations


  377. Jacob Zuma
  378. President of South Africa

    Jacob Zuma

    / Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com


  379. Raúl Castro
  380. President of Cuba

    Raul Castro

    kremlin.ru


  381. Paul Kagame
  382. President of Rwanda

    Paul Kagame

    Veni / flickr.com


  383. Baron Waqa
  384. President of the Republic of Nauru

    Baron Waqa

    Nicolo Gnecchi / UNDP


  385. Bashar al Assad
  386. President of Syria

    Bashar al-Assad

    kremlin.ru


  387. Ilham Aliyev
  388. President of Azerbaijan

    Ilham Aliyev

    Claude TRUONG-NGOC


  389. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
  390. Prime Minister of Samoa

    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

    Champion Hamilton


  391. Xi Jinping
  392. President of China

    Xi Jinping

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office


  393. Prokopis Pavlopoulos
  394. President of Greece

    Prokopis Pavlopoulos

    kremlin.ru


  395. Robert Mugabe
  396. President of Zimbabwe

    Robert Mugabe

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/ )


  397. Kim Jong-un
  398. Supreme Leader of North Korea

    Kim Jong Un

    Korean Central News Agency