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12 epically awkward back-to-school photos, from troll dolls to hoop braids

Summer is coming to a close and the kids are getting ready to hit the books once again. With every new school year comes new teachers, new classmates, new schedules and, of course, new school photos.

Who could get forget picture day? For most of us, it was a dreaded time riddled with thoughts like "How's my outfit? Am I having a good hair day? Should I smile?"

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    Tales of a fourth grade -

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    Lord of the rings -

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    Ratty -

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    Laser trolls -

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    Harriet Potter -

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    Into the woods -

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    Cookie Monster -

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    Bang your drum -

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    Bandstache -

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    Vested interest -

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    Urban Cowboy -

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    Run Ronnie run -

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    Superstar -

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    The Ham -

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    Split hairs -

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    Spawn -

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    Southern man -

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    Rope -

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    Man of steel -

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    Journey to the center -

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    Hungry like the wolf -

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    Hard knocked life -

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    Dodgeball -

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    Can you take me higher -

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    Beltboy -

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    An apple a day -

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    Permullet -

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    Wrist rocket -

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    Piano man -

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    She bangs -

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    Doing the nasty -

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    Teacher's pet -

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    There's something about Gretchen -

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    The winner -

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    Towel holder -

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    The thinker -

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    Sailor girl -

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    Look who's talking -

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    Boldfinger -

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    Picture day -

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    Ready or not -

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    Reluctant princess -

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    Roomy -

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    Turn around, bright eyes -

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    A few of my favorite things -

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    Eyes wide open -

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    Number 2 -

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    On a pedestal -

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    Orange crush -

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    Picture perfect -

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    Rat tail -

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    Shoulder candy -

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    Sit with it like Beckham -

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    Snake charmer -

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    Starry, starry night -

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    The permullet -

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    The prom date -

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    Barely standing -

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    Beautiful mind -

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    Broken wings -

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But no matter how bad our back-to-school pictures were, these photos shared by Awkward Family Photos will help put things into perspective. Filled with interesting style choices, mullets, braided pigtail loops and troll doll accessories, these photos have certainly got a lot going on — and not necessarily in the good way.

After taking a look below, you may think twice about calling your first-day-of-school photos "the most embarrassing."

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1. The blonde brigade

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Back to school

2. Bandstache

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3. The not-so-little drummer boy

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Bang your drum

4. Cookie Monster

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Cookie Monster

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5. Harriet Potter

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Harriet Potter

6. Into the woods

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Into the woods

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7. Laser trolls

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8. Lord of the Rings

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Lord of the Rings

9. Never without his best pal Ratty

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10. Cheese!

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11. Dungeons and Dragons champion

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12. Headgear to the rescue

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From troll dolls to hoop braids: 12 epically awkward back-to-school photos
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