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

    Justin Trudeau

    Alex Guibord


  3. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
  4. King of Bhutan

    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    Brent Olson


  5. Enrique Peña Nieto
  6. President of Mexico

    Enrique Pena Nieto

    Presidencia de la República Mexicana


  7. Barack Obama
  8. President of the United States of America (SEE ALSO: The Presidents of the United States: In Order of Hotness)

    Barack Obama

    Marco Schulze


  9. Jovenel Moise
  10. President of Haiti

    Jovenel Moise


  11. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
  12. President of Croatia

    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

    Myles Cullen / Department of Defense)


  13. Edi Rama
  14. Prime Minister of Albania

    Edi Rama

    EPA / Armando Babina


  15. Bjarni Benediktsson
  16. Prime Minister of Iceland

    Bjarni Benediktsson, prime minister of Iceland

    Magnus Fröderberg / norden.org


  17. Alexis Tsipras
  18. Prime Minister of Greece

    Alexis Tsipras

    Matthew Tsimitak


  19. Malcolm Turnbull
  20. Prime Minister of Australia

    Malcolm Turnbull

    timbauerphoto.com


  21. Patrice Talon
  22. President of Benin

    Patrice Talon


  23. Rafael Correa
  24. President of Ecuador

    Rafael Correa

    Cancillería del Ecuador / flickr.com


  25. Felipe VI
  26. King of Spain

    Felipe VI

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


  27. Joseph Kabila
  28. President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Joseph Kabila

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  29. Xavier Bettel
  30. Prime Minister of Luxembourg

    Xavier Bettel

    jwh / lb.wikipedia.org


  31. Lee Hsien Loong
  32. Prime Minister of Singapore

    Lee Hsien Loong

    Gobierno de Chile


  33. Mark Rutte
  34. Prime Minister of the Netherlands

    Mark Rutte

    Nick van Ormondt


  35. Henri
  36. Grand Duke of Luxembourg

    Henri

    monarchie.lu


  37. Alexander Lukashenko
  38. President of Belarus

    Alexander Lukashenko

    kremlin.ru


  39. John Dramani Mahama
  40. President of Ghana

    John Dramani Mahama

    Chatham House


  41. Andrzej Duda
  42. President of Poland

    Andrzej Duda

    Lukas Plewnia


  43. Ian Khama
  44. President of Botswana

    Ian Khama

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office


  45. Milo Đukanović
  46. Prime Minister of Montenegro

    Milo Đukanović

    Stanko Gruden / STA


  47. Vladimir Putin
  48. President of Russia

    Vladimir Putin

    kremlin.ru


  49. Dmitry Medvedev
  50. Prime Minister of Russia

    Dmitry Medvedev

    kremlin.ru


  51. Hilda Heine
  52. President of the Marshall Islands

    Hilda Heine

    uog.edu


  53. Roosevelt Skerrit
  54. Prime Minister of Dominica

    Roosevelt Skerrit


  55. Joseph Muscat
  56. Prime Minister of Malta

    Joseph Muscat

    Aron Mifsud Bonnici


  57. Borut Pahor
  58. President of Slovenia

    Borut Pahor

    Simon Plestenjak


  59. Rosen Plevneliev
  60. President of Bulgaria

    Rosen Plevneliev

    Administration to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria


  61. Aung San Suu Kyi
  62. State Counsellor of Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons


  63. Ollanta Humala
  64. President of Peru

    Ollanta Humala

    Xavier Granja Cedeño / Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Comercio e Integración


  65. Matteo Renzi
  66. Prime Minister of Italy

    Matteo Renzi

    khamenei.ir


  67. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
  68. President of TurkmenistanGurbanguly 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

    Marie Louise Coleiro Preca


  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. Park Geun-hye
  122. President of South Korea

    Park Geun-hye

    kremlin.ru


  123. Qaboos bin Said al Said
  124. Sultan of Oman

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    U.S. Department of State


  125. Norodom Sihamoni
  126. King of Cambodia

    Norodom Sihamoni

    United Nations


  127. Jimmy Morales
  128. President of Guatemala

    Jimmy Morales

    Publinews Guatemala / Youtube.com


  129. Beata Szydło
  130. Prime Minister of Poland

    Beata Szydlo

    European Parliament


  131. Evo Morales
  132. President of Bolivia

    Evo Morales

    Alain Bachellier


  133. Robert Fico
  134. Prime Minister of Slovakia

    Robert Fico

    EU2016SK


  135. Tommy Remengesau
  136. President of Palau

    Tommy Remengesau

    Rico Shen


  137. Tihomir Orešković
  138. Prime Minister of Croatia

    Tihomir Orešković

    vlada.gov.hr


  139. Angela Merkel
  140. Chancellor of Germany

    Angela Merkel

    א / Wikimedia Commons


  141. Ulisses Correia e Silva
  142. Prime Minister of Cape Verde

    Ulisses Correia e Silva

    mpd.cv


  143. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
  144. Prime Minister of Denmark

    Lars Løkke Rasmussen

    norden.org


  145. Charles Michel
  146. Prime Minister of Belgium

    Charles Michel

    Herman Van Rompuy


  147. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  148. President of Egypt

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

    kremlin.ru


  149. Nursultan Nazarbayev
  150. President of Kazakhstan

    Nursultan Nazarbayev

    kjfnjy / flickr.com


  151. Mariano Rajoy
  152. Prime Minister of Spain

    Mariano Rajoy

    European People’s Party


  153. Michelle Bachelet
  154. President of Chile

    Michelle Bachelet

    Gobierno de Chile


  155. Akihito
  156. Emperor of Japan

    Akihito

    Shawnc / Wikimedia Commons


  157. Viktor Orbán
  158. Prime Minister of Hungary

    Viktor Orbán,

    European People’s Party


  159. Denis Zvizdić
  160. Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Denis Zvizdić

    Dragan Tatic


  161. Faustin-Archange Touadéra
  162. President of the Central African Republic

    Faustin-Archange Touadéra

    European External Action Service


  163. António Costa
  164. Prime Minister of Portugal

    António Costa

    Junta Informa


  165. Sergio Mattarella
  166. President of Italy

    Sergio Mattarella

    Presidency of the Italian Republic


  167. José Eduardo dos Santos
  168. President of Angola

    José Eduardo dos Santo

    Wilson Dias / ABr


  169. Willem-Alexander
  170. King of the Netherlands

    Willem-Alexander

    RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde


  171. Erna Solberg
  172. Prime Minister of Norway

    Christian Fredrik Wesenberg / Kolonihaven Studio AS


  173. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
  174. President of Mali

    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

    Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons


  175. François Hollande
  176. President of France

    Francois Hollande

    COP Paris


  177. Rui Maria de Araújo
  178. Prime Minister of East Timor

    Rui Maria de Araújo

    Amanda Voisard / UN Photo


  179. Johann Schneider-Ammann
  180. President of Switzerland

    Johann Schneider-Ammann

    parlament.ch


  181. Mahamadou Issoufou
  182. President of Niger

    Mahamadou Issoufou

    Rama / Wikimedia Commons


  183. Klaus Iohannis
  184. President of Romania

    Klaus Iohannis

    European People’s Party


  185. Dacian Cioloș
  186. Prime Minister of Romania

    Dacian Cioloș

    European People’s Party


  187. Narendra Modi
  188. Prime Minister of India

    Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi


  189. Hassanal Bolkiah
  190. Sultan of Brunei

    Hassanal Bolkiah

    kremlin.ru


  191. Elizabeth II
  192. Queen regnant of the United Kingdom

    Elizabeth II

    PolizeiBerlin / Wikimedia Commons


  193. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  194. President of Turkey

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan


  195. Serzh Sargsyan
  196. President of Armenia

    Serzh Sargsyan

    president.am


  197. Ali Bongo Ondimba
  198. President of GabonAli Bongo Ondimba


  199. Taneti Maamau
  200. President of Kiribati

    Taneti Maamau

    Presidential Office of Kiribati


  201. Isaias Afewerki, President of Eritrea
    Isaias Afewerki

    Helene C. Stikkel / Department of Defense


  202. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania
    Dalia Grybauskaite

    Augustas Didžgalvis


  203. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
    Hans-Adam II

    GuentherZ / Wikimedia Commons


  204. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President Madagascar
    Hery Rajaonarimampianina

    Chatham House


  205. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan
    Ashraf Ghani

    Patrick Tsui / FCO


  206. Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of El Salvador
    Salvador Sánchez Cerén

    Presidencia El Salvador


  207. Hage Geingob, President of NamibiaHage Geingob

  208. Christian Kern, Chancellor of Austria
    Christian Kern

    Pressekonferenz Kern


  209. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal
    Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

    Rick Morais / Wikimedia Commons


  210. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
    Keith Rowley

    gov.tt


  211. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia
    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

    Utenriksdepartementet


  212. Abdulla Yameen
  213. President of the Maldives

    Abdulla Yameen

    Mahinda Rajapaksa


  214. Jüri Ratas
  215. Prime Minister of Estonia

    Jüri Ratas

    Riigikogu Kantselei / Chancellery of the Riigikogu


  216. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
    Yoweri Museveni

    Glenn Fawcett / Department of Defense


  217. Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama
    Juan Carlos Varela

    U.S. Department of State


  218. Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria
    Abdelmalek Sellal

    tasnimnews.com


  219. James Michel, President of the Seychelles
    James Michel

    U.S. Embassy London


  220. Bujar Nishani, President of Albania
    Bujar Nishani

    president.al


  221. Raimonds Vējonis, President of Latvia
    Raimonds Vējonis

    Saeima / Wikimedia Commons


  222. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

    Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej


  223. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania
    John Magufuli

    issamichuzi.blogspot.co.uk


  224. Michel Temer, President of Brazil
    Michel Temer

    licurgo.miranda / Wikimedia Commons


  225. Tupou VI, King of Tonga
    Tupou VI

    Andy Palmer / Manatū Taonga


  226. Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq
    Haider al-Abadi

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office


  227. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
    Juan Manuel Santos

    Wilson Dias / ABr


  228. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority
    Mahmoud Abbas

    World Economic Forum


  229. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of Somalia
    Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud

    Stuart Price / AU-UN IST PHOTO


  230. Horacio Cartes, President of Paraguay
    Horacio Cartes

    Casa Rosada


  231. Idriss Déby, President of Chad
    Idriss Déby

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  232. Harald V, King of Norway
    Harald V

    Tor Atle Kleven / flickr.com


  233. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of JamaicaAndrew Holness

  234. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
    Hailemariam Desalegn

    UNIDO


  235. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran
    Hassan Rouhani

    BotMultichillT / Wikimedia Commons


  236. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay
    Tabaré Vázquez

    Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Uruguay


  237. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St. LuciaAllen Chastanet

  238. Emil Dimitriev, Prime Minister of MacedoniaEmil Dimitriev

  239. Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican RepublicDanilo Medina

  240. Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines
    Rodribgo Duterte

    Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau


  241. Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar
    Htin Kyaw

    kremlin.ru


  242. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso
    Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

    Chambre des Députés


  243. Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tajikistan
    Emomali Rahmon

    kremlin.ru


  244. Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia
    Edgar Lungu

    Ryan Brown / UN Women


  245. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan
    Mamnoon Hussain

    islamabad.usembassy.gov


  246. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos
    Thongloun Sisoulith

    kremlin.ru


  247. Peter M. Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia
    Peter M. Christian

    Embassy of the United States in Kolonia


  248. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas
    Perry Christie

    International Maritime Organization


  249. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain
    Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

    U.S. State Department


  250. Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
    Sheikh Hasina Wazed

    Lawrence Jackson / White House


  251. Ernest Bai KoromaPresident of Sierra Leone
    Ernest Bai Koroma

    Roosewelt Pinheiro / ABr


  252. Tomislav Nikolić, President of Serbia
    Tomislav Nikolic

    General Secretariat of the President of the Republic of Serbia


  253. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
    Petro Poroshenko

    Michał Józefaciuk


  254. Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela
    Nicolas Maduro

    Hugoshi / Wikimedia Commons


  255. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia
    Giorgi Margvelashvili

    U.S. State Department


  256. Luis Guillermo Solís , President of Costa RicaLuis Guillermo Solis

  257. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize
    Dean Barrow

    Commonwealth Secretariat


  258. Salman, King of Saudi Arabia
    Salman

    Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/ Department of Defense


  259. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea
    Teodoro Obiang

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  260. Letsie III, King of Lesotho
    Letsie III

    Dean Calma / IAEA


  261. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
    Mohammed VI

    U.S. State Department


  262. Mswati III, King of Swaziland
    Mswati III

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  263. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait
    Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

    Pete Souza / White House


  264. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of HondurasJuan Orlando Hernandez

  265. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and NevisTimothy Harris

  266. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania
    Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

    Medou Mido


  267. Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papau New Guinea

    foreignminister.gov.au


  268. János Áder, President of Hungary
    Janos Ader

    keh.hu


  269. Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
    Daniel Ortega

    Cancillería Ecuador


  270. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    Vikoula5 / Wikimedia Commons


  271. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya

  272. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
    Islam Karimov

    kremlin.ru


  273. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti
    Ismail Omar Guelleh

    R.D. Ward / Department of Defense


  274. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia
    Miro Cerar

    Nebojša Tejić / STA


  275. Michael Higgins, President of Ireland
    Michael Higgins

    The Irish Labour Party


  276. Azali Assoumani, President of ComorosAzali Assoumani

  277. Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Prime Minister of Vietnam
    Tran Dai Quang

    Isaac Agredano


  278. Macky Sall, President of Senegal
    Macky Sall

    European Parliament


  279. Tammam Salam, President of Lebanon (Acting)
    Tammam Salam

    Dragan Tatic


  280. Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic
    Miloš Zeman

    David Sedlecký


  281. Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of GuyanaMoses Nagamootoo

  282. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab EmiratesKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

  283. Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi
    Peter Mutharika

    Amanda Lucidon/ White House


  284. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and BarbudaGaston Brown

  285. Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
    Joachim Gauck

    Dirk Vorderstraße


  286. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea
    Alpha Conde

    Remy Steinegger


  287. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand
    Bhumibol Adulyadej

    2T / Wikimedia Commons


  288. Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus
    Nicos Anastasiades

    European People’s Party


  289. Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan
    Omar al-Bashir

    Jesse B. Awalt/ US Navy


  290. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden
    Carl XVI

    Bengt Nyman


  291. Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius
    Anerood Jugnauth

    Cia Pak / United Nations


  292. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
    Jacob Zuma

    Eric Miller / World Economic Forum


  293. Raúl Castro, President of Cuba
    Raul Castro

    kremlin.ru


  294. Bashar al Assad, President of Syria
    Bashar al-Assad

    kremlin.ru


  295. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
    Paul Kagame

    Veni / flickr.com


  296. Baron Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru
    Baron Waqa

    Nicolo Gnecchi / UNDP


  297. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
    Ilham Aliyev

    Claude TRUONG-NGOC


  298. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

    Champion Hamilton


  299. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece
    Prokopis Pavlopoulos

    kremlin.ru


  300. Xi Jinping, President of China
    Xi Jinping

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office


  301. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
    Robert Mugabe

    U.S. Navy / Jesse B. Awalt


  302. Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
  303. Kim Jong Un

    Korean Central News Agency