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

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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?"

Just in time for back to school, the folks behind Awkward Family Photos are back with a new gallery of goofiness. If it’s awkward, you’ll find it in Awkward School Pictures.

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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2. Bandstache


3. The not-so-little drummer boy

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4. Cookie Monster

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5. Harriet Potter

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6. Into the woods

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7. Laser trolls

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8. Lord of the Rings

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9. Never without his best pal Ratty


10. Cheese!


11. Dungeons and Dragons champion

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12. Headgear to the rescue

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