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The changing face of Michael Jackson

During his brilliant career, Michael Jackson changed not only music, but also his appearance. See how his looks evolved over the course of his fame.

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1972

Michael Jackson, who at 13 is the youngest member of the Jackson Five singing group, displays some of the cards and letters he receives from fans at his home in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Encino, Ca., in1972. (AP Photo)
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1977

Michael Jackson of "Jackson Five" with Lolla Falona during 1977 American Music Awards. (AP Photo)
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1980

Presenter Nicolette Larson with Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, January 18, 1980 with one of the three awards he won including: Favorite Soul / R & B Male Artist, Favorite Soul / R & B Single - "Don't stop 'Till You Get Enough", Favorite Soul / R & B Album - "Off The Wall". (AP Photo)
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1984

Michael Jackson is seen backstage at the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1984, as he poses with the awards he won in eight different categories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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1987

Honorees Sophia Loren and Kirk Douglas, right, are joined by singer Michael Jackson at the American Cinema Award gala on Jan. 9, 1987 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills,California. Billed by sponsors as the 'largest" film star gathering ever held, over two hundred celebrities were scheduled to attend. Event was to benefit the motion picture country house and hospital, scholarships, and other causes.(AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
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1992

Singer Michael Jackson is shown in this 1992 photo in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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1993

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1993 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" concert in National Stadium, Singapore. (AP Photo/C.F. Tham, file)
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1995

Rock superstar Michael Jackson smiles for cameras at the announcement of nominations for the 1995 MTV Video Awards in New York City Tuesday July 25, 1995. Jackson's video ``Scream'' was nominated for 11 of the awards. ``It makes me very happy and proud,'' Jackson said. The awards program with be broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall in Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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1998

Pop super-star Michael Jackson is shown during an interview with the Associated Press in Detroit Wednesday, July 8, l998.(AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)
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2000

Denise Rich, founder of the G & P Foundation for Cancer Research and entertainer Michael Jackson arrive at the foundation's "Angel Ball," Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in New York. The foundation, established in 1996, funds basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
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2001

American pop star Michael Jackson arrives at the University of Oxford Union, in Oxford, England, Tuesday March 6, 2001. Jackson was scheduled to address the Oxford Union, which is run as a debating society by the students of Oxford University. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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2002

Michael Jackson, left, stands with the Rev. Al Sharpton at Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, where Sharpton was hosting a "Summit for Fairness in the Recording Industry," Tuesday, July 9, 2002. Sharpton said Jackson's allegations of racism in the music industry should be taken seriously and called for record companies to address the problem. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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2004

Michael Jackson speaks at a news conference after his arraignment at the Santa Maria, Calif., courthouse, April 30, 2004. Jackson on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 condemned recent media leaks in his child molestation case as "disgusting and false," predicting on the eve of his trial that he would be acquitted. (AP Photo/Pool, Stephen Osman)
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2005

** FILE ** Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse in this April 27, 2005, file photo in Santa Maria, Calif. Jackson plans to make his first public appearance since his trial acquittal last June at a ceremony in Tokyo to accept MTV Japan's "Legend Award," his spokesman said. Jackson's participation in the award ceremony Saturday at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium will launch an Asian tour. Jackson also plans to visit Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong, spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said in a telephone interview from her Washington, D.C., office Thursday, May 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Michael Mariant, file)
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2007

** FILE ** In this Nov. 8, 2007 file photo, Michael Jackson poses on the red carpet during the RainbowPUSH Coalition Los Angeles 10th annual awards in Los Angeles. Lawyers for Michael Jackson have reached a settlement with a Bahraini sheik who claimed the singer owed him $7 million after breaching a signed contract, the pop star's spokeswoman said Sunday Nov. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, file)
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2009

US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena, Thursday, March 5, 2009. The singer also stated that this would be his final performances in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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