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26 Photos That Could Only Have Been Taken In The Early 2000s

Warning: thick-ass digital cameras and awkward photo shoots ahead.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share a picture of themselves that screamed early 2000s. We received a ton of pictures that will give you intense flashbacks to the days when people covered their arms in foam bracelets, had photo shoots in front of mirrors, and all photos basically looked like they were taken with potatoes. Enjoy!

1.

"Those jeans. WTF was that thing at the top? An elastic band of some sort?" - annettemeow
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"Those jeans. WTF was that thing at the top? An elastic band of some sort?" - annettemeow

2.

"Comparing flip phone antenna lengths between best friends circa 2005. Mine was the longest?" - kellijol
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"Comparing flip phone antenna lengths between best friends circa 2005. Mine was the longest?" - kellijol

3.

"This was a Good Charlotte concert 2003-ish. Shell necklace, dark eyeliner, MADE shirt, and eyebrows I am still recovering from." - hayleyj5
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"This was a Good Charlotte concert 2003-ish. Shell necklace, dark eyeliner, MADE shirt, and eyebrows I am still recovering from." - hayleyj5

4.

"This is me doing an interpretive dance of some sort. Note the studded belt and wrist cuffs. It was very early 2000s emo even though I insisted I was NOT emo." - catherineo4f2fc7e47
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"This is me doing an interpretive dance of some sort. Note the studded belt and wrist cuffs. It was very early 2000s emo even though I insisted I was NOT emo." - catherineo4f2fc7e47

5.

"I feel like this encompasses it all. A Scary Kids Scaring Kids t-shirt (RIP SKSK), one glove, a studded belt, Chucks, eyeliner, and a lip ring. I was a total emo kid, years later I still am and would wear most of this stuff today. Fight me." -cristagraveyarddollr
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"I feel like this encompasses it all. A Scary Kids Scaring Kids t-shirt (RIP SKSK), one glove, a studded belt, Chucks, eyeliner, and a lip ring. I was a total emo kid, years later I still am and would wear most of this stuff today. Fight me." -cristagraveyarddollr

6.

"Summer 2004. Have you ever seen an 11-year-old girl so excited to be in front of the MTV Store? Behold: denim-on-denim, red-and-white Etnies, a silver Roxy belt (with rhinestones on the buckle, no less!), and, yes, a butterfly clip on either side of my hair." - Valerie G. G.
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"Summer 2004. Have you ever seen an 11-year-old girl so excited to be in front of the MTV Store? Behold: denim-on-denim, red-and-white Etnies, a silver Roxy belt (with rhinestones on the buckle, no less!), and, yes, a butterfly clip on either side of my hair." - Valerie G. G.

7.

"Abercrombie and Hollister pretty much just threw up on all of us. Jean frayed short skirts, ripped jeans, small coach bags, shell chokers, collared Abercrombie shirts under regular Abercrombie/Hollister shirts. All of it." - carlyh4e1ed1a44
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"Abercrombie and Hollister pretty much just threw up on all of us. Jean frayed short skirts, ripped jeans, small coach bags, shell chokers, collared Abercrombie shirts under regular Abercrombie/Hollister shirts. All of it." - carlyh4e1ed1a44

8.

"I don’t know what’s worse: the walkman, the fanny pack, the headband, or the double denim. I thought I looked so cool." - padawanryan
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"I don’t know what’s worse: the walkman, the fanny pack, the headband, or the double denim. I thought I looked so cool." - padawanryan

9.

"I had a hard time choosing between the photo of me doing the peace sign with my pink iPod nano or the photo of me posing with my black Razr. I went with this one as it showcased my horrible thick eyeliner and black hair when I was going through a phase." - haleighbarbers
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"I had a hard time choosing between the photo of me doing the peace sign with my pink iPod nano or the photo of me posing with my black Razr. I went with this one as it showcased my horrible thick eyeliner and black hair when I was going through a phase." - haleighbarbers

10.

"The angle, camera, wristbands, black makeup, mirror pic." - randomkid4evr
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"The angle, camera, wristbands, black makeup, mirror pic." - randomkid4evr

11.

"Just take a look at that angle and flip phone." - demib3
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"Just take a look at that angle and flip phone." - demib3

12.

"This was my 'I’m not emo, I’m '80s' Myspace phase." - ashleyh42
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"This was my 'I’m not emo, I’m '80s' Myspace phase." - ashleyh42

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"The year: 2005. The age: 17. I bought those socks at Claire’s and wore them with that skirt more than once. This was “for fun” but don’t for a second doubt that I thought I actually looked kind of good. This went on my Myspace and my Xanga." - hayleyj7
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"The year: 2005. The age: 17. I bought those socks at Claire’s and wore them with that skirt more than once. This was “for fun” but don’t for a second doubt that I thought I actually looked kind of good. This went on my Myspace and my Xanga." - hayleyj7

14.

"Bedazzled flip phone, Livestrong bracelet, and AIM on the desktop in the background." - nikkiw42ffd1018
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"Bedazzled flip phone, Livestrong bracelet, and AIM on the desktop in the background." - nikkiw42ffd1018

15.

"Circa ‘08. Flip phone, 'quirky' graphic tee, layered hair that I straightened to a crisp. My glory days, clearly." - Lexirose0520
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"Circa ‘08. Flip phone, 'quirky' graphic tee, layered hair that I straightened to a crisp. My glory days, clearly." - Lexirose0520

16.

"So, this was in 2003. Note the faux corn rows, choker necklace, and newly acquired body jewelry. It was a strange time." - trishw46bd44a72
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"So, this was in 2003. Note the faux corn rows, choker necklace, and newly acquired body jewelry. It was a strange time." - trishw46bd44a72

17.

"Oh yes. The emo years. Upward angle, tongue out , bobby-pin bangs. Those were the days." - katefitzgeraldkf
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"Oh yes. The emo years. Upward angle, tongue out , bobby-pin bangs. Those were the days." - katefitzgeraldkf

18.

"Colorful Uggs, Sorority wallet in hand, and uber trendy North Face Jacket covering up soffe shorts. The height of easy-going fashionable college student in the early 2000s. So trendy it hurts. My poor heart." - chiltont
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"Colorful Uggs, Sorority wallet in hand, and uber trendy North Face Jacket covering up soffe shorts. The height of easy-going fashionable college student in the early 2000s. So trendy it hurts. My poor heart." - chiltont

19.

"Super meta Myspace photo with a Myspace hat." - lborealis
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"Super meta Myspace photo with a Myspace hat." - lborealis

20.

"I thought I was so cool." - brendainez
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"I thought I was so cool." - brendainez

21.

"Stud belt, cropped vest, large hoops, peace sign and corduroy jeans." - anastasiab4edd297c1
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"Stud belt, cropped vest, large hoops, peace sign and corduroy jeans." - anastasiab4edd297c1

22.

"Flat ironed bangs and Cobra Starship Band t-shirt from Hot Topic." -nicoleh4ab63b5ea
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"Flat ironed bangs and Cobra Starship Band t-shirt from Hot Topic." -nicoleh4ab63b5ea

23.

"That’s me there on the far right; baby doll shirt, choker, and my hair in a ton of tiny little clips!" - heatherarlinew
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"That’s me there on the far right; baby doll shirt, choker, and my hair in a ton of tiny little clips!" - heatherarlinew

24.

"Digital camera, choppy bangs in my face, “artsy” border. #bringbackmyspace" - amandal4d8a0ee90

"Digital camera, choppy bangs in my face, “artsy” border. #bringbackmyspace" - amandal4d8a0ee90

25.

"From the Myspace days. Those glasses though." - mega9
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"From the Myspace days. Those glasses though." - mega9

26.

"Life was good in 2001. I was 12, on vacation in Las Vegas with my family and had $50 to blow. This is what I chose to spend it on. I went home and told all my friends I met NSYNC. They gave me the silent treatment for a solid month when I came clean and told them my head was photoshopped into the picture. Still worth it." - jamieo49a134843
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"Life was good in 2001. I was 12, on vacation in Las Vegas with my family and had $50 to blow. This is what I chose to spend it on. I went home and told all my friends I met NSYNC. They gave me the silent treatment for a solid month when I came clean and told them my head was photoshopped into the picture. Still worth it." - jamieo49a134843

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