Egypt Young World Leaders

FILE - In this file photo dated June 18, 1956, Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser waves in response to cheering supporters as he moves through Port Said to raise the Egyptian flag over the Navy House, taking over guardianship of the Suez Canal Zone after 73-years of British occupation. Nasser was 38-years old when he became president of Egypt in 1956. (AP Photo, FILE)

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Nasser was 38 when he became president of Egypt in 1956. He nationalized the Suez Canal and championed the pan-Arab cause, becoming one of the world's most prominent anti-imperialist figures by the time of his death in 1970.

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