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Pre-fame photographs of One Direction members surface

'Viral content' website Buzzfeed has published a series of photographs that show the heartthrobs of One Direction before they reached international levels of fame.

Using a more up-to-date photo of the lads looking every inch the irresistible boyband for comparison, the article, entitled 'The most awkward pictures of One Direction before they were One Direction', shared a collection of personal snapshots taken of the members during both their childhood and teen years.

Member Louis Tomlinson can be seen about to punch a doll and licking the face of a female companion while bandmate Zayn Malik is shown posing seductively next to a bag full of takeaway food. Meanwhile, floppy-haired favourite Harry Styles' pre-fame photographs are more ordinary in that he is pictured with family on holiday and grinning into the camera while at school.

The images of Irish singer Niall Horan have been taken from his old Bebo account and show him enjoying an array of novelty sunglasses, sporting army gear and standing with his arm around a pretty brunette.

An assortment of the pictures featuring Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson can be seen below.








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