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    How Did This Picture Of The Backstreet Boys Happen?

    The ultimate scrolldown.

    I was more of a 98 Degrees girl -- though as someone who is old enough to have been in the Backstreet Boys' target demo, I'm surprised I don't remember this photograph from a 1999 Rolling Stone magazine cover.

    And once you get past the shock of scrubby red knees and late-90s styling, the photo is really an amazing relic of the recent past.

    Why the mean faces? Why is Nick wearing such a long jacket? Is Brian the only one wearing boxer briefs? And how did this photographer conversation go?

    Photographer: "Alright boys, now just drop your pants and spread your legs. The girls will go wild."

    BSB's collective voice: "Done."