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#10yearchallenge: How did EU leaders fare over the past decade?

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#10yearchallenge: How did EU leaders fare over the past decade?
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Scrolling through social media you may have noticed everyone from your friends to celebrities participating in the "10-year challenge", comparing current photos of themselves with those from over a decade ago.

The trend has been associated with the hashtags #HowHardDidAgingHitYou and #GlowUp — an expression used to describe someone who has undergone a boast-worthy transformation.

Among the EU leaders, one of the biggest transformations can be seen between the photographs of UK Prime Minister Theresa May whose pristine blonde bob has since greyed.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also appear to have matured, with their photographs from 10 years ago showing them with baby faces.

Then there are the politicians who don't seem to have aged a day, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel or Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Let's see how some of Europe's leaders fared in the challenge.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela MerkelReuters

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

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Greek Prime Minister Aléxis TsíprasReuters

President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis

President of Cyprus Níkos Anastasiádis

Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz

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Chancellor of Austria Sebastian KurzReuters

President of Turkey Tayyip Recep Erdoğan

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President of Turkey Tayyip ErdoğanReuters

UK Prime Minister Theresa May

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UK Prime Minister Theresa MayReuters

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

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President of Russia Vladimir PutinReuters

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban

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Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor OrbanReuters