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50 Family Photos From The Golden Age Of Awkward

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When you're young, your parents can't resist dragging you to a photo studio for a new family picture each year.

Over time (most) families give up the tradition - for good reason.

The simple fact is that most of us just aren't photogenic.

But that didn't stop these families from forcing the issue, and making some truly awkward pictures in the process.

1. Smile!

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2. It's hard to decide who looks the coolest...

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3. Who wore it better?

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4. One of these kids is a real dummy

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5. Dressed to kill

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6. "Everyone just act natural."

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7. What are you staring at?

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8. Nothing unusual here...

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9. Oh, I can see the resemblance

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10. Is it? Is it really?

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11. If you had to wrangle three cats, you wouldn't be smiling either

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12. The girl on the left, her face says it all

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13. Seven times the awkwardness

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14. The tree is the only thing that looks natural here

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15. Do you think they planned their outfits, or just showed up like this?

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16. I wonder why dad skipped this one?

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17. The whole family went through "that phase" all at one

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18. It wasn't even Halloween

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19. Red-y or not, I'm taking the picture

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20. Un-bear-ably cute

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21. His hair is the fifth person in this photo

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22. No more Mr. Nice Dad

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23. At least it can't get any weirder than this

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23. It's the circle of life

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24. Not sure where to start with this one...

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25. What do you think the cameraman said?

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26. Laugh all you want, they were cutting edge

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27. The first photo bomb

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28. There will only be four people in next year's picture

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29. I can't see their necks, but I know they're red

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30. Your guess is as good as mine

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31. Two rolls of film and somehow this was their only good picture

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32. "Such lovely children, are they all yours?"

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33. Can you tell they like Star Trek?

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34. Why so serious, Dad?

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35. He has his father's eyes

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36. Their kids are cut from the same cloth

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37. When you count to three but take the photo on "two"

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38. He's very protective

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39. I love when families include their pets in photos

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40. He's feeling the love

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41. Taking "family dinner" literally

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42. I mustache these fine fellows a question

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43. Awkward runs in their jeans

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44. Pow, right in the kisser!

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45. I bet this seemed cuter when they planned it

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46. I guarantee he still hasn't lived this one down

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47. Alpaca-dorable

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48. I wonder if he still plays

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49. What a strange dog

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50. "Everybody ready?"

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