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    48 Pictures That Show Just How Weird The Year 2002 Was

    From Crossroads to jeans held up by strings, 2002 was a very strange year.

    All of the following happened in 2002...

    People wearing 2002 glasses in Times Square
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    1. The cast of the Academy Award–winning movie, Crossroads.

    Taryn Manning, Britney Spears, Anson Mount, and Zoe Saldana
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    2. Lindsay Lohan in a velour tracksuit with a very long scarf.

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    3. Chad Michael Murray, Lindsay Lohan, and another very long scarf.

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    4. Hilary Duff wearing a Canadian tuxedo combined with string-up wrestling shorts.

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    5. Jennifer Lopez and her first husband, Cris Judd, in the beginning of 2002.

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    6. Jennifer Lopez and her new boyfriend, Ben Affleck, at the end of 2002.

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    7. Beyoncé and Mike Myers dancing together on a chain-link fence.

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    8. BuzzFeed's favorite "couple you totally forgot ever dated," Sandy Bullock and Ryan Gosling.

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    9. Paris Hilton and some jeans literally hanging on by threads.

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    10. How pants stayed on, we'll never know.

    Paris Hilton with super low rise pants
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    11. What was fashion even?

    Paris Hilton with a shirt held up by strings
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    It was iconic, I'll tell you.

    12. Legendary early 2000s VJs: Damien, Hillary, and Quddus.

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    13. Fake lesbians, Tatu.

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    14. Amanda Bynes and Frankie Muniz at the premiere of Bad Liar.

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    15. Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Chris Kirkpatrick equally in awe at something.

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    16. Jessica Biel as the fifth member of B2K.

    B2K and Jessica Biel presenting an award together
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    17. Let's also take a moment to acknowledge this iconic B2K matching outfit ensemble.

    B2K in different brown outfits that all kind of match
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    18. Samantha Mumba proudly showing off her two flip phones.

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    19. A very awkward picture of Eve and Katie Holmes on the set of TRL.

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    20. Just, like, this cute picture of Hilary and Lalaine.

    Hilary Duff and Lalaine happily shoveling some dirt together
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    21. Two-hit wonder, Dream.

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    22. Jimmy Fallon doing his best Enrique Iglesias impression at the VMAs.

    Jimmy Fallon singing Hero with a giant mole
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    23. The Olsen twins doing their best Romy and Michele impression.

    The Olsen twins wearing business suits
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    24. Jennifer Lopez in full Juicy track.

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    25. Carson Daly playing third wheel to Shane West and Mandy Moore while they promote A Walk to Remember.

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    26. Brittany Murphy in full denim.

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    27. Michelle Branch in a full curtain*.

    Michelle Branch wearing a colorful tapestry
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    *Like, I'm pretty sure those were curtains.

    28. Justin Timberlake wearing a fedora made out of thick felt.

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    29. Fat Joe clutching Ashanti while performing at MTV's Spring Break.

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    30. Just, like, this picture of what Times Square looked like every Monday–Friday from 3–4 p.m.

    Times Square full of tweens
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    31. Christina Aguilera awkwardly giving an award to Eminem, which was just mean, because they hated each other.

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    32. Destiny's Child wearing styles by Tina.

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    33. Kelly Clarkson and her chunky-ass highlights.

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    34. The "Lady Marmalade" girls (minus Kim) with their Grammys.

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    35. The Elvis Presley of the early 2000s, Avril Lavigne.

    Avril wearing a tie
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    36. Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy as a couple.

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    37. Celine Dion with Cher in John Travolta drag at VH1's Diva's Live.

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    38. Jessica Alba, Rosie O'Donnell, and Steve Irwin.

    Rosie is screaming at something while Jessica Alba shakes Jessica's hand
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    39. The Rock with hair and Mandy Moore.

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    40. SMG in more weird jeans and FPJ looking fine as usual.

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    41. The Rock admiring his wax figure's pleather outfit.

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    42. Baby Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint.

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    43. Britney Spears presenting an award with the legendary Verne Troyer.

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    44. Brad and Jen as a couple.

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    45. Brad and Jen still as a couple, but this time Brad has a raggedy-ass beard.

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    46. Tom Cruise when he dated Penelope Cruz.

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    47. Christina Aguilera in her full-on "Dirrty" era, chaps and all!

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    48. And Britney Spears with a fan.

    Britney Spears with Justin Timberlake
    Fred Prouser

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