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21 Photos Of President Soekarno Hanging Out With Prominent International Figures

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21 Photos Of President Soekarno Hanging Out With Prominent International Figures

Endowed with a commanding presence, radiant personality, mellifluous voice, vivid style, a photographic memory, and supreme self-confidence, Soekarno was always destined for greatness.

Soekarno is met by USA Vice President Richard Nixon. Washington D.C., 1956.
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Ed Clark / LIFE

 Soekarno speaking with Mao Zedong. China, 1956.
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Soekarno speaking with Henry Kissinger (behind). Washington D.C., 1956.
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Ed Clark / LIFE

Chatting with Marilyn Monroe. Soekarno had expressed a desire to meet Miss Monroe, who he said is one of Indonesia’s favorite actresses. Beverly Hills, USA, 1956.
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George Snow

Shaking hands with UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld. 1956.
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Bettmann/CORBIS

Japanese Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke and Soekarno during a state visit to Japan. Tokyo, Japan, 1958.
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Bettmann/CORBIS

Soekarno and Che Guevara. Jakarta, Indonesia, 1959.
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With Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies, Dame Pattie Menzies, and Mrs Hartini Soekarno at the Indonesian presidential palace. Jakarta, Indonesia, 1959.
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Australian National Archives

Chatting with Pope John XXIII. Vatican, 1959.
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Toasting with United Arab Republic President Gamal Abdel Nasser (left) and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. New York, 1960.
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President Eisenhower explains the mechanics of television to President Soekarno. Washington D.C., 1960.
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Jim Mahan

Soekarno with Hal Wallis, Elvis Presley and Joan Blackman. USA, 1960.
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elvispresleymusic.com.au

Soekarno and Fidel Castro. Havana, Cuba, 1960.
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Cuban Press

Speaking with President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito. Yugoslavia, 1960.
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Playing the angklung with Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union. Indonesia, 1961.
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Ed Clark / LIFE

Soekarno with Yuri Gagarin, Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev at the Moscow Kremlin. Moscow, Soviet Union, 1961.
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wikipedia.org

Soekarno shakes hands with Vice President Lyndon Johnson as President John F. Kennedy smiles. Washington D.C., 1961.
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Abbie Rowe/PhotoQuest/Getty Images

Having lunch with U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his wife. Washington D.C., 1962.
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Bettmann/CORBIS

Sukarno with Kim Il Sung. Bogor, Indonesia, 1965.
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Cruising up the Nile River with Communist China’s Premier Chou En-Lai. Cairo, Egypt, 1965.
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Bettmann/CORBIS

Soekarno talking with Suharto. Indonesia, 1966.
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