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24 Iconic Pictures Of Famous People During Their School Days

Going back to school can be hard — even for the future world leaders.

Posted on September 5, 2018, at 5:51 p.m. ET

Barack Obama at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1969.

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Madonna at Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Michigan, circa 1974.

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Elizabeth Taylor at University High School, East Hollywood, California, 1950.

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Michael Jordan at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1983.

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Prince William at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland, 2004.

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Prince Harry at Eton College in Eton, England, 2003.

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Vladimir Putin at Saint Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1970.

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Richard Nixon at Whittier College in Whittier, California, 1933.

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Amelia Earhart at Ogontz School in Philadelphia, 1918.


Japan's Emperor Akihito at the Peers School in Tokyo, circa 1940.

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Ronald Reagan at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 1940.

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Matt Damon at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988.

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Matthew McConaughey at Longview High School in Longview, Texas, 1988.

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Jesse Owens at East Technical High School in Cleveland, Ohio, 1933.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1967.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thal, Austria, 1958.

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Oprah Winfrey at East Nashville High School in Nashville, Tennessee, 1971.

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Liza Minnelli at Buckley Private School in Hollywood, 1954.

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From left: George H.W. Bush at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, 1946, and George W. Bush at Yale, 1968.

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Prince Charles at Trinity College in Cambridge, England, circa 1977.

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Madeleine Albright at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, circa 1959.

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Madeleine Albright attended Wellesley College. An earlier version of this post misidentified the school. H/T to the commenter who pointed this out.