Former president Jerry John Rawlings is celebrating his 70th birthday today.
The man who ruled Ghana as a military leader from 1982 to 1992 and then governed as president from 1992 to 2000 has a lot to celebrate.
He has come really far, and here are throwback photos of when he used to be an action man.
1. When he handled this camera like a boss
2. When Rawlings welcomed Thomas Sankara to Ghana
3. When Rawlings met then Libya leader, Colonel Gaddafi
4. And yet another meeting with Gaddafi
5. When Rawlings interacted with this woman and her son
6. When he led this army parade
7. When he addressed Ghanaians at this rally
8. When he granted this interview to the foreign press
9. When he just started life as a young man
10. When he grabbed Nana Konadu for a wife.
11. When he got himself a wonderful family
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