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29 Photos That Show Just How Insane Spring Break Was In The 2000s

A look back at the pure insanity of spring break, presented by Getty Images.

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Hundreds of college students enjoy their spring break at a hotel swimming pool in Acapulco on March 21, 2009.

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A group of women drive through the main drag on South Padre Island, Texas, on March 16, 2001, during spring break. Some 125,000 revelers, mostly college students on a break from classes, descended on the Texas beach that year for an alcohol-soaked week of sun, sand, and partying.

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A student lies on the beach as crowds of beachgoers walk by at South Padre Island on March 16, 2001.

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A pair of students drink from beer bongs on the beach at South Padre Island on March 25, 2008. The South Texas island is one of the top spring break destinations and attracts students from all over the country.

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Paris Hilton arrives at the 2005 MTV Spring Break event on a cushioned throne carried by eight shirtless men on March 10, 2005, in Cancun, Mexico.

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Left: Lindsay Lohan signs the abs of a partygoer in Cancun on March 12, 2004. Right: Jay-Z and a model perform onstage together during MTV's Spring Break 2000 in Cancun.

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Destiny's Child poses for photographs during MTV's Spring Break 2000 in Cancun.

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The All-American Rejects perform during MTV Spring Break 2003 at the Surfcomber Hotel on March 12, 2003, in Miami Beach.

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Jack Osbourne sits by the poolside with a group of spring breakers at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun on March 15, 2002.

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Mandy Moore videotapes the scene at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun on March 15, 2002.

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Pink and Sisqo are caught on camera backstage at MTV's Spring Break 2000 in Cancun.

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Eminem, flanked by Xzibit and Dr. Dre, flips off the camera in Cancun during MTV's Spring Break 2000.

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Spectators watch a woman onstage participating in a bikini contest at South Padre Island on March 16, 2001.

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Two men sit in handcuffs on a Miami curbside after being arrested during spring break in 2005.

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Students carve "Spring Break 2001" in the sand at South Padre Island on March 15, 2001.

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Students participate in a whipped cream contest at the MTV Beach Bash at the Bahia Mar Hotel in South Padre Island on March 26, 2008.

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Students huddle together to stay warm after participating in a wet T-shirt contest at South Padre Island on March 26, 2008.

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Left: Beer cans are piled in the sand during spring break in Miami Beach in 2007. Right: A college woman is tossed into the water at Fort Lauderdale Beach on March 20, 2006.

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Students participate in a whipped cream contest during the MTV Beach Bash at the Bahia Mar Hotel in South Padre Island on March 26, 2008.

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A student tries his best to ride the mechanical bull at Tequila Frogs in South Padre Island while somebody throws a beer bottle at him on March 18, 2001.

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Spring breakers dance the night away at the Island Rave club in South Padre Island on March 16, 2001.

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Neon lights from customized vehicles illuminate the Daytona strip during the Spring Break Nationals Glowoff Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, on March 27, 2004.

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A group of students participate in "Berry Wrestling" during the Sprite Remix Beach event in South Padre Island on March 12, 2004.

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A student performs a keg stand on March 15, 2001, during spring break in South Padre Island.

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Ludacris performs during MTV Spring Break 2002 on the beach at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun.

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Students participate in a booty-shaking contest at the MTV Beach Bash party at the Bahia Mar Hotel in South Padre Island on March 26, 2008.

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A drunken student is half-buried in sand on the beach at South Padre Island on March 25, 2008.

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