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President Nelson turns 94 today — here are 31 unique photos to celebrate his life

A family photo of President Russell M. Nelson on a swing.

A family photo of President Russell M. Nelson on a swing.

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President Nelson turns 94 today — here are 31 unique photos to celebrate his life

A family photo of President Russell M. Nelson on a swing.

A family photo of President Russell M. Nelson on a swing.

Courtesy of Nelson family

Sept. 9, 2018, marks the 94th birthday of President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In his 94 years of life, President Nelson has accomplished many remarkable things. Some of those include raising ten children with his late wife Dantzel, graduating first in his class from medical school at the age of 22 and visiting 133 countries during his call as Apostle.

Since his call as president of the Church eight months ago, President Nelson has also visited 9 countries, including his visit last week to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Here are some additional numbers that have defined his life, work and service:

Years he's been alive: 94

President Russell M. Nelson reflects upon his new appointment as president of the Quorum of the Twel

President Russell M. Nelson was set apart as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 14, after serving 34 years in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News, Deseret News

Elder Russell M. Nelson plays horseshoes.

Elder Russell M. Nelson plays horseshoes.

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President Russell M. Nelson fishing.

President Russell M. Nelson salmon fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska, in July 2016.

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President Russell M. Nelson sits down with a puzzle in his spare time.

President Russell M. Nelson sits down with a puzzle in his spare time.

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Years married to the late Sister Dantzel Nelson: 59

Russell and Dantzel Nelson cut their wedding cake on Aug. 31, 1945.

Russell and Dantzel Nelson cut their wedding cake on Aug. 31, 1945.

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Dantzel White Nelson and Russell M. Nelson.

Dantzel White Nelson and Russell M. Nelson.

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Elder Russell M. Nelson and his first wife, Sister Dantzel White Nelson, who died in 2005.

Elder Russell M. Nelson and his first wife, Sister Dantzel White Nelson, who died in 2005.

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Years married to Sister Wendy Nelson: 12

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, at Machu Picchu.

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, at Machu Picchu.

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Sister Wendy Watson Nelson and President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spea

Sister Wendy Watson Nelson and President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speak during Family Discovery Day at RootsTech on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

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President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Watson Nelson in Pennsylvania at the dedication of the

President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Watson Nelson in Pennsylvania at the dedication of the newly developed Priesthood Restoration Site in 2015.

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Number of children: 10

Old family photo of President Russell M. Nelson.

President Russell M. Nelson and family.

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President Russell M. Nelson with family.

President Russell M. Nelson with family.

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Nelson family ski outing.

Nelson family ski outing.

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Number of grandchildren: 57

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, with family at the temple.

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, with family at the temple.

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Number of great-grandchildren: 119

President Russell M. Nelson with a great-granddaughter.

President Russell M. Nelson with a granddaughter.

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President Russell M. Nelson shares time with his great-grandson.

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President Russell M. Nelson with a great-grandson.

President Russell M. Nelson with a grandson.

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President Russell M. Nelson and a great-grandson.

President Russell M. Nelson and a great grandson.

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President Russell M. Nelson with a great-grandchild.

President Russell M. Nelson with a great-grandchild.

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President Russell M. Nelson with daughter Sylvia and great grandchildren.

President Russell M. Nelson with daughter Sylvia and great grandchildren.

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President Russell M. Nelson shows his phone to a great-granddaughter.

President Russell M. Nelson shows his phone to a great-granddaughter.

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Family photo

Family photo of the Nelsons.

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Heart surgeries performed: nearly 7,000

Dr. Russell M. Nelson during an operation.

Dr. Russell M. Nelson during an operation.

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Late Church President Spencer W. Kimball speaks with Elder Russell M. Nelson, who performed life-sav

Late Church President Spencer W. Kimball speaks with Elder Russell M. Nelson, who performed life-saving open-heart surgery on President Kimball and now has followed in his footsteps to become president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Dr. Russell M. Nelson performs cardiac surgery.

Dr. Russell M. Nelson performs cardiac surgery.

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Dr. Russell M. Nelson holds a model of the human heart.

Dr. Russell M. Nelson holds a model of the human heart.

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Years served as an Apostle: 34

President Russell M. Nelson stands in his office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.

President Russell M. Nelson stands in his office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News, Deseret News

Elder Russell M. Nelson talks about the change in ages for missionaries after the Saturday morning s

Elder Russell M. Nelson talks about the change in ages for missionaries after the Saturday morning session of general conference Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News, Deseret News

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, at the dedication of the Brigh

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, at the dedication of the Brigham City Temple.

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Elder Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, leave the afternoon session of the

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, leave the stand after the Sunday morning session of general conference Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News

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