06/11/2012 09:10 GMT | Updated 06/11/2012 10:53 GMT

US Election 2012: Pictures Of Barack Obama And Mitt Romney When They Were Students

The tension's building as the time for America to elect its new president looms near.

But, if you find all the election-heavy stuff is a tad difficult to digest, just remember Barack Obama and Mitt Romney weren't always so serious... And, yes, as difficult to imagine as it may be, they were once students too...

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