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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. Felipe VI
  8. King of Spain

    Felipe VI

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


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

    Barack Obama

    Marco Schulze


  11. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
  12. President of Croatia

    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

    Myles Cullen / Department of Defense)


  13. Alexis Tsipras
  14. Prime Minister of Greece

    Alexis Tsipras

    Matthew Tsimitak


  15. Malcolm Turnbull
  16. Prime Minister of Australia

    Malcolm Turnbull

    timbauerphoto.com


  17. Patrice Talon
  18. President of Benin

    Patrice Talon


  19. Edi Rama
  20. Prime Minister of Albania

    Edi Rama

    Tomislav Medak


  21. Xavier Bettel
  22. Prime Minister of Luxembourg

    Xavier Bettel

    jwh / lb.wikipedia.org


  23. Rafael Correa
  24. President of Ecuador

    Rafael Correa

    Cancillería del Ecuador / flickr.com


  25. Mark Rutte
  26. Prime Minister of the Netherlands

    Mark Rutte

    Nick van Ormondt


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

    Joseph Kabila

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  29. Lee Hsien Loong
  30. Prime Minister of Singapore

    Lee Hsien Loong

    Gobierno de Chile


  31. Henri
  32. Grand Duke of Luxembourg

    Henri

    monarchie.lu


  33. Alexander Lukashenko
  34. President of Belarus

    Alexander Lukashenko

    kremlin.ru


  35. John Dramani Mahama
  36. President of Ghana

    John Dramani Mahama

    Chatham House


  37. Andrzej Duda
  38. President of Poland

    Andrzej Duda

    Lukas Plewnia


  39. Taavi Rõivas
  40. Prime Minister of Estonia

    Taavi Rõivas

    Kaupo Kikkas


  41. Ian Khama
  42. President of Botswana

    Ian Khama

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office


  43. Milo Đukanović
  44. Prime Minister of Montenegro

    Milo Đukanović

    Stanko Gruden / STA


  45. Vladimir Putin
  46. President of Russia

    Vladimir Putin

    kremlin.ru


  47. Dmitry Medvedev
  48. Prime Minister of Russia

    Dmitry Medvedev

    kremlin.ru


  49. Hilda Heine
  50. President of the Marshall Islands

    Hilda Heine

    uog.edu


  51. Roosevelt Skerrit
  52. Prime Minister of Dominica

    Roosevelt Skerrit


  53. Joseph Muscat
  54. Prime Minister of Malta

    Joseph Muscat

    Aron Mifsud Bonnici


  55. Borut Pahor
  56. President of Slovenia

    Borut Pahor

    Simon Plestenjak


  57. Rosen Plevneliev
  58. President of Bulgaria

    Rosen Plevneliev

    Administration to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria


  59. Aung San Suu Kyi
  60. State Counsellor of Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons


  61. Ollanta Humala, President of Peru
    Ollanta Humala

    Xavier Granja Cedeño / Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Comercio e Integración


  62. Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy
    Matteo Renzi

    khamenei.ir


  63. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of TurkmenistanGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

  64. Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname
    Desi Bouterse

    Pieter Van Maele


  65. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand
    John Key

    U.S. Department of State


  66. Filipe Nyusi, President of MozambiqueFilipe Nyusi

  67. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia
    Joko Widodo

    International Maritime Organization


  68. Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan
    Tsai Ing-wen

    Wind92 / Wikimedia Commons


  69. Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland
    Juha Sipila

    Team Finland


  70. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria
    Muhammadu Buhari

    U.S. State Department


  71. Abdullah II, King of Jordan
    Abdullah II

    European People’s Party


  72. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi
    Pierre Nkurunziza

    Eric Miller / World Economic Forum


  73. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of MaltaMarie Louise Coleiro Preca

  74. José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau
    José Mário Vaz

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  75. Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
    Mauricio Macri

    Inés Tanoira / Foto Institucional Mauricio Macri


  76. Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark
    Margrethe II

    Rigmor Mydtskov


  77. Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast
    Alassane Ouattara

    Hugo Passarello Luna


  78. Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
    Shinzo Abe

    Georgina Coupe / Crown Copyright


  79. Theresay May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    Theresa May

    Policy Exchange


  80. Albert II, Prince of Monaco
    Albert II

    UNESCO


  81. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
    Keith Mitchell

    World Bank Photo Collection


  82. Aksel V. Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
    Aksel V. Johannesen

    j.fo


  83. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
    Benjamin Netanyahu

    European External Action Service


  84. Pope Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City
    Pope Francis

    Jeffrey Bruno Aleteia


  85. Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo
    Faure Gnassingbé

    Pierre Albouy / UN


  86. Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland
    Enda Kenny

    Pete Souza / White House


  87. Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the CongoDenis Sassou Nguesso

  88. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar
    Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

    Presidencia de la República Mexicana


  89. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri LankaRanil Wickremesinghe

  90. Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea
    Park Geun-hye

    kremlin.ru


  91. Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman
    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    U.S. Department of State


  92. Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
    Norodom Sihamoni

    United Nations


  93. Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala
    Jimmy Morales

    Publinews Guatemala / Youtube.com


  94. Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland
    Beata Szydlo

    European Parliament


  95. Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
    Evo Morales

    Alain Bachellier


  96. Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia
    Robert Fico

    EU2016SK


  97. Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau
    Tommy Remengesau

    Rico Shen


  98. Tihomir Orešković, Prime Minister of Croatia
    Tihomir Orešković

    vlada.gov.hr


  99. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
    Angela Merkel

    א / Wikimedia Commons


  100. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde
    Ulisses Correia e Silva

    mpd.cv


  101. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
    Lars Løkke Rasmussen

    norden.org


  102. Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium
    Charles Michel

    Herman Van Rompuy


  103. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt
    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

    kremlin.ru


  104. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
    Nursultan Nazarbayev

    kjfnjy / flickr.com


  105. Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain
    Mariano Rajoy

    European People’s Party


  106. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
    Michelle Bachelet

    Gobierno de Chile


  107. Akihito, Emperor of Japan
    Akihito

    Shawnc / Wikimedia Commons


  108. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
    Viktor Orbán,

    European People’s Party


  109. Denis Zvizdić, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Denis Zvizdić

    Dragan Tatic


  110. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic
    Faustin-Archange Touadéra

    European External Action Service


  111. António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal
    António Costa

    Junta Informa


  112. Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy
    Sergio Mattarella

    Presidency of the Italian Republic


  113. José Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola
    José Eduardo dos Santo

    Wilson Dias / ABr


  114. Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands
    Willem-Alexander

    RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde


  115. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

    Christian Fredrik Wesenberg / Kolonihaven Studio AS


  116. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of Mali
    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

    Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons


  117. François Hollande, President of France
    Francois Hollande

    COP Paris


  118. Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister of East Timor
    Rui Maria de Araújo

    Amanda Voisard / UN Photo


  119. Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of Switzerland
    Johann Schneider-Ammann

    parlament.ch


  120. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger
    Mahamadou Issoufou

    Rama / Wikimedia Commons


  121. Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania
    Klaus Iohannis

    European People’s Party


  122. Dacian Cioloș, Prime Minister of Romania
    Dacian Cioloș

    European People’s Party


  123. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
    Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi


  124. Jocelerme Privert, President of Haiti
    Jocelerme Privert

    Presidencia República Dominicana


  125. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
    Hassanal Bolkiah

    kremlin.ru


  126. Elizabeth II, Queen regnant of the United Kingdom
    Elizabeth II

    PolizeiBerlin / Wikimedia Commons


  127. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of TurkeyRecep Tayyip Erdogan

  128. Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia
    Serzh Sargsyan

    president.am


  129. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of GabonAli Bongo Ondimba

  130. Taneti Maamau, President of Kiribati
    Taneti Maamau

    Presidential Office of Kiribati


  131. Isaias Afewerki, President of Eritrea
    Isaias Afewerki

    Helene C. Stikkel / Department of Defense


  132. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania
    Dalia Grybauskaite

    Augustas Didžgalvis


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

    GuentherZ / Wikimedia Commons


  134. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President Madagascar
    Hery Rajaonarimampianina

    Chatham House


  135. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan
    Ashraf Ghani

    Patrick Tsui / FCO


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

    Presidencia El Salvador


  137. Hage Geingob, President of NamibiaHage Geingob

  138. Christian Kern, Chancellor of Austria
    Christian Kern

    Pressekonferenz Kern


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

    Rick Morais / Wikimedia Commons


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

    gov.tt


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

    Utenriksdepartementet


  142. Abdulla Yameen, President of the Maldives
    Abdulla Yameen

    Mahinda Rajapaksa


  143. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
    Yoweri Museveni

    Glenn Fawcett / Department of Defense


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

    U.S. Department of State


  145. Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria
    Abdelmalek Sellal

    tasnimnews.com


  146. James Michel, President of the Seychelles
    James Michel

    U.S. Embassy London


  147. Bujar Nishani, President of Albania
    Bujar Nishani

    president.al


  148. Raimonds Vējonis, President of Latvia
    Raimonds Vējonis

    Saeima / Wikimedia Commons


  149. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

    Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej


  150. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania
    John Magufuli

    issamichuzi.blogspot.co.uk


  151. Michel Temer, President of Brazil
    Michel Temer

    licurgo.miranda / Wikimedia Commons


  152. Tupou VI, King of Tonga
    Tupou VI

    Andy Palmer / Manatū Taonga


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

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office


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

    Wilson Dias / ABr


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

    World Economic Forum


  156. Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister of Iceland
    Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

    althingi.is


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

    Stuart Price / AU-UN IST PHOTO


  158. Horacio Cartes, President of Paraguay
    Horacio Cartes

    Casa Rosada


  159. Idriss Déby, President of Chad
    Idriss Déby

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  160. Harald V, King of Norway
    Harald V

    Tor Atle Kleven / flickr.com


  161. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of JamaicaAndrew Holness

  162. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
    Hailemariam Desalegn

    UNIDO


  163. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran
    Hassan Rouhani

    BotMultichillT / Wikimedia Commons


  164. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay
    Tabaré Vázquez

    Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Uruguay


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

  166. Emil Dimitriev, Prime Minister of MacedoniaEmil Dimitriev

  167. Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican RepublicDanilo Medina

  168. Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines
    Rodribgo Duterte

    Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau


  169. Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar
    Htin Kyaw

    kremlin.ru


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

    Chambre des Députés


  171. Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tajikistan
    Emomali Rahmon

    kremlin.ru


  172. Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia
    Edgar Lungu

    Ryan Brown / UN Women


  173. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan
    Mamnoon Hussain

    islamabad.usembassy.gov


  174. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos
    Thongloun Sisoulith

    kremlin.ru


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

    Embassy of the United States in Kolonia


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

    International Maritime Organization


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

    U.S. State Department


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

    Lawrence Jackson / White House


  179. Ernest Bai KoromaPresident of Sierra Leone
    Ernest Bai Koroma

    Roosewelt Pinheiro / ABr


  180. Tomislav Nikolić, President of Serbia
    Tomislav Nikolic

    General Secretariat of the President of the Republic of Serbia


  181. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
    Petro Poroshenko

    Michał Józefaciuk


  182. Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela
    Nicolas Maduro

    Hugoshi / Wikimedia Commons


  183. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia
    Giorgi Margvelashvili

    U.S. State Department


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

  185. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize
    Dean Barrow

    Commonwealth Secretariat


  186. Salman, King of Saudi Arabia
    Salman

    Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/ Department of Defense


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

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


  188. Letsie III, King of Lesotho
    Letsie III

    Dean Calma / IAEA


  189. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
    Mohammed VI

    U.S. State Department


  190. Mswati III, King of Swaziland
    Mswati III

    Amanda Lucidon / White House


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

    Pete Souza / White House


  192. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of HondurasJuan Orlando Hernandez

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

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

    Medou Mido


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

    foreignminister.gov.au


  196. János Áder, President of Hungary
    Janos Ader

    keh.hu


  197. Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
    Daniel Ortega

    Cancillería Ecuador


  198. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    Vikoula5 / Wikimedia Commons


  199. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya

  200. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
    Islam Karimov

    kremlin.ru


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

    R.D. Ward / Department of Defense


  202. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia
    Miro Cerar

    Nebojša Tejić / STA


  203. Michael Higgins, President of Ireland
    Michael Higgins

    The Irish Labour Party


  204. Azali Assoumani, President of ComorosAzali Assoumani

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

    Isaac Agredano


  206. Macky Sall, President of Senegal
    Macky Sall

    European Parliament


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

    Dragan Tatic


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

    David Sedlecký


  209. Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of GuyanaMoses Nagamootoo

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

  211. Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi
    Peter Mutharika

    Amanda Lucidon/ White House


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

  213. Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
    Joachim Gauck

    Dirk Vorderstraße


  214. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea
    Alpha Conde

    Remy Steinegger


  215. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand
    Bhumibol Adulyadej

    2T / Wikimedia Commons


  216. Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus
    Nicos Anastasiades

    European People’s Party


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

    Jesse B. Awalt/ US Navy


  218. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden
    Carl XVI

    Bengt Nyman


  219. Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius
    Anerood Jugnauth

    Cia Pak / United Nations


  220. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
    Jacob Zuma

    Eric Miller / World Economic Forum


  221. Raúl Castro, President of Cuba
    Raul Castro

    kremlin.ru


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

    kremlin.ru


  223. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
    Paul Kagame

    Veni / flickr.com


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

    Nicolo Gnecchi / UNDP


  225. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
    Ilham Aliyev

    Claude TRUONG-NGOC


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

    Champion Hamilton


  227. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece
    Prokopis Pavlopoulos

    kremlin.ru


  228. Xi Jinping, President of China
    Xi Jinping

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office


  229. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
    Robert Mugabe

    U.S. Navy / Jesse B. Awalt


  230. Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
  231. Kim Jong Un

    Korean Central News Agency