We all have that one friend who is always behind the camera taking pictures of us but never appears in any picture him/herself. There are also moments while traveling when you‘d love to have the memory immortalized with everyone who was there with you and you have no choice but to ask someone around to take a picture. And not all the strangers are great photographers, as it turns out...

Have you ever experienced it yourself? Did you hand the camera to a stranger to take a picture and regret it after? Let‘s share the best worst pictures that you had taken by a complete stranger, and vote for the "most skilled" photographer below!

#1

Sweet Old Man At The Beach: "Would You Like Me To Take A Photo Of You Two Love Birds?" My Wife: "Yes Please!" Nailed It

Sweet Old Man At The Beach: "Would You Like Me To Take A Photo Of You Two Love Birds?" My Wife: "Yes Please!" Nailed It

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

not her fault. you can see she hold the iPhone correctly. they configured their i-phone in selfie mode.

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#2

This Is The Disadvantage Of Traveling Alone. I Asked A Stranger To Take My Picture

This Is The Disadvantage Of Traveling Alone. I Asked A Stranger To Take My Picture

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.gas.
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe he was a purist who hates novelty tourist photos.

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#3

We Rarely Take Photos Together During Our Travels But When We Do Want One, We Usually Ask Someone To Take It. This One Is The Best Of The Worst

We Rarely Take Photos Together During Our Travels But When We Do Want One, We Usually Ask Someone To Take It. This One Is The Best Of The Worst

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Tyler-Leigh Canary
Community Member
2 years ago

I give it 1 thumbs up

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#4

Shoutout To The Woman Who Offered To Take A Picture For Us

Shoutout To The Woman Who Offered To Take A Picture For Us

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Tracy Skye-Meli
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the best one yet! lol

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#5

When You Ask A Stranger To Take A Photo

When You Ask A Stranger To Take A Photo

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Elena Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

I quite like it. It's arty.

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#6

When You Get To Meet David Stirling And He Agrees To Take A Picture With You And Then You Hand Your Phone To A Complete Stranger To Help Get The Job Done

When You Get To Meet David Stirling And He Agrees To Take A Picture With You And Then You Hand Your Phone To A Complete Stranger To Help Get The Job Done

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Bear Trapp
Community Member
2 years ago

Who is David Stirling?

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#7

We Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Us At The Willis Tower In Chicago... Thanks, I Guess

We Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Us At The Willis Tower In Chicago... Thanks, I Guess

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

how frickin' tall was this stranger?

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#8

I Asked Someone To Take A Photo Of Me After I Completed My First Pacific Ocean Swim, And He Only Caught "Half" Of Me

I Asked Someone To Take A Photo Of Me After I Completed My First Pacific Ocean Swim, And He Only Caught "Half" Of Me

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TropicalPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

take the other half on the opposite shore.. :P

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#9

Boo-Ti-Ful!

Boo-Ti-Ful!

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Kris Ruddy
Community Member
2 years ago

In-"spire"-ed!

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#10

Thanks For Offering To Take Our Photo, Random Lady

Thanks For Offering To Take Our Photo, Random Lady

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Mr. Toothless
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe her makeup was bad so she had to cover it... I don't even know

#11

An Old Woman Saw Us Walking Together And Asked Us If She Wanted Her To Take A Picture Of Us But She Didn't Know It Was On Panoramic

An Old Woman Saw Us Walking Together And Asked Us If She Wanted Her To Take A Picture Of Us But She Didn't Know It Was On Panoramic

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It's Called Fashion Brenda
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice Birky's tho :))

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#12

Asked A Really Tall Guy To Take A Picture Of Me At The Top Of A Mountain On My Hike Yesterday And...

Asked A Really Tall Guy To Take A Picture Of Me At The Top Of A Mountain On My Hike Yesterday And...

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

I think you met the tallest man in the world!

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#13

The Other Night We Asked A Lady To Take A Photo Of Us, But The Camera Was The Wrong Way And She Took This Masterpiece

The Other Night We Asked A Lady To Take A Photo Of Us, But The Camera Was The Wrong Way And She Took This Masterpiece

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

blair witch project!

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#14

Asked A Lady To Take A Picture Of Me And My GF On Holiday... It Was Only After I Checked The Picture...

Asked A Lady To Take A Picture Of Me And My GF On Holiday... It Was Only After I Checked The Picture...

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

again... people who always use selfie : change it before give it to strangers. it's not everyone who take 20000 selfie in a day

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#15

This Sweet Old Man Offered To Take A Picture Of Rickey And I This Morning In SF. They Came Out Great!

This Sweet Old Man Offered To Take A Picture Of Rickey And I This Morning In SF. They Came Out Great!

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Nikki Kriaraki
Community Member
2 years ago

"...take a picture of XXX and ME..."

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#16

When You Ask A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Your Family And She Forgets You Have A Son

When You Ask A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Your Family And She Forgets You Have A Son

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Kris Ruddy
Community Member
2 years ago

The giraffe is taller than you.

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#17

A Stranger Offered To Take A Photo Of Us On The Summit Of Tryfan. Good Work Sir!

A Stranger Offered To Take A Photo Of Us On The Summit Of Tryfan. Good Work Sir!

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

But how??

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#18

The Stranger We Asked To Take Our Picture Made Us Look Like A Meme

The Stranger We Asked To Take Our Picture Made Us Look Like A Meme

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Lily Slivka
Community Member
2 years ago

Photography 10/10.

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#19

After 3 Days Of Hiking Mt. Guiting Guiting In The Philippines, We Rewarded Ourselves With A Nice Dip In A "Pool". We Asked A Local To Take A Picture Of Us All Refreshed From Our Adventure. I Specifically Asked Her To Please Make Sure To Include The Background In The Picture And Yep She Did! Did Not Disappoint

After 3 Days Of Hiking Mt. Guiting Guiting In The Philippines, We Rewarded Ourselves With A Nice Dip In A "Pool". We Asked A Local To Take A Picture Of Us All Refreshed From Our Adventure. I Specifically Asked Her To Please Make Sure To Include The Background In The Picture And Yep She Did! Did Not Disappoint

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Reah Dingle
Community Member
2 years ago

that's great XD

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#20

A Couple Weeks Ago A Random Stranger Offered To Take A Picture Of Me And Daws At Oktoberfest And Ended Up Snapping This Selfie Of Himself

A Couple Weeks Ago A Random Stranger Offered To Take A Picture Of Me And Daws At Oktoberfest And Ended Up Snapping This Selfie Of Himself

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Jörg Zingler
Community Member
2 years ago

I think that was done on purpose..

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#21

A Random Boy Saw Us Struggling To Take A Selfie And Offered His Assistance. Thank You, Kind Stranger

A Random Boy Saw Us Struggling To Take A Selfie And Offered His Assistance. Thank You, Kind Stranger

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Ivan Irawan
Community Member
2 years ago

The guy/girl in the blue jacket is scary D:

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#22

Asked Stranger To Take A Photo Of Me And My Family. We Aren't Even In The Picture.

Asked Stranger To Take A Photo Of Me And My Family. We Aren't Even In The Picture.

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Neko Nyan
Community Member
2 years ago

You and your family aren't trees?!? But you're so tall!

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#23

God Bless This Man Who Offered To Take A Picture Even Though He Didn't Know What An Iphone Was

God Bless This Man Who Offered To Take A Picture Even Though He Didn't Know What An Iphone Was

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the thought that counts

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#24

We Asked A Stranger On Our First Trip To NYC This Weekend To Take Our Picture. She Nailed It

We Asked A Stranger On Our First Trip To NYC This Weekend To Take Our Picture. She Nailed It

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

It has my stamp of approval!

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#25

I Asked A Tourist To Take A Photo Of Us With The Three Sisters

I Asked A Tourist To Take A Photo Of Us With The Three Sisters

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Kris Ruddy
Community Member
2 years ago

There are no words.

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#26

When You Ask For A Picture From The Very Italian Grandpa In The Park

When You Ask For A Picture From The Very Italian Grandpa In The Park

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#27

So This Woman Offered To Take A Picture Of Us And I Can't Stop Laughing

So This Woman Offered To Take A Picture Of Us And I Can't Stop Laughing

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Jenna Haak
Community Member
2 years ago

Panorama?

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#28

"Excuse Me Sir. Can You Please Take Our Picture?" Did Not Think This Through...

"Excuse Me Sir. Can You Please Take Our Picture?" Did Not Think This Through...

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

We could have taken a picture of our shoes ourselves

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#29

Me When Asked To Take A Picture For A Stranger: Multiple Angles, Uses The Rule Of Thirds, Makes Sure Lighting Looks Nice, Takes 1000 Different Pictures, Etc... What I Get When I Ask A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Me:

Me When Asked To Take A Picture For A Stranger: Multiple Angles, Uses The Rule Of Thirds, Makes Sure Lighting Looks Nice, Takes 1000 Different Pictures, Etc... What I Get When I Ask A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Me:

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Var Vas
Community Member
2 years ago

motion blur effect :P

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#30

Five Years Ago We Asked A Woman On The Streets Of Lewes, Delaware, To Take A Photo Of Us. Time Flies When You No Longer Rely On Strangers To Take Your Photos

Five Years Ago We Asked A Woman On The Streets Of Lewes, Delaware, To Take A Photo Of Us. Time Flies When You No Longer Rely On Strangers To Take Your Photos

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Kerry Pye
Community Member
2 years ago

that floor is annoying me

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#31

Asked A Stranger To Take Our Picture. Got This Instead

Asked A Stranger To Take Our Picture. Got This Instead

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow...you met Sir Ian McKellen?

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#32

Perfect

Perfect

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Lily Slivka
Community Member
2 years ago

Indeed.

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#33

Asked A Stranger To Take A Group Photo And Then...

Asked A Stranger To Take A Group Photo And Then...

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Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a glorious selfie

#34

Asked A Stranger On The Street To Take A Pic Of Me With My Family And This Is What I Got

Asked A Stranger On The Street To Take A Pic Of Me With My Family And This Is What I Got

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India Morgan
Community Member
5 months ago

I like the shape of his head lmao

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#35

My Friend Just Posted This: Thanks To The Kind Lady At The Next Table That Offered To Take A Picture Of Us At Our Anniversary Dinner Last Week. We'll Cherish This One Forever!

My Friend Just Posted This: Thanks To The Kind Lady At The Next Table That Offered To Take A Picture Of Us At Our Anniversary Dinner Last Week. We'll Cherish This One Forever!

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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
2 years ago

How was the meal?

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#36

Hiked Up Cathedral Rock And Asked A Stranger To Take Our Picture. Thanks For The Memories, Ma’am. I’ll Cherish This Forever

Hiked Up Cathedral Rock And Asked A Stranger To Take Our Picture. Thanks For The Memories, Ma’am. I’ll Cherish This Forever

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#37

Off To School They Go

Off To School They Go

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

nice bit of finger filter action

#38

The Moment A Stranger Offers To Take Your Photo In Front Of The Beautiful Baroque-Facade Building And Your British Politeness Kicks In When Asked "Is It Ok?" Erm... "Lovely, Thank You So Much!"

The Moment A Stranger Offers To Take Your Photo In Front Of The Beautiful Baroque-Facade Building And Your British Politeness Kicks In When Asked "Is It Ok?" Erm... "Lovely, Thank You So Much!"

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Marianne Davy
Community Member
2 years ago

Great pic of the building!

#39

So I Asked A Random Stranger To Help Me Take A Picture. Perfect Composition

So I Asked A Random Stranger To Help Me Take A Picture. Perfect Composition

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Neal Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

definitely a leg man

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#40

And Then We Said To The Stranger "Could You Please Take A Picture Of Us And The Entire Christmas Tree?" Then The Stranger Asked "Is It Fine?" Well Okay, Fair Enough...

And Then We Said To The Stranger "Could You Please Take A Picture Of Us And The Entire Christmas Tree?" Then The Stranger Asked "Is It Fine?" Well Okay, Fair Enough...

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Renske Blanken
Community Member
2 years ago

In a way beautiful... Or very special at least ;-)

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#41

Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Me With The Mona Lisa...

Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Me With The Mona Lisa...

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Paula Alvarez Alvarez
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's the issue here?

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#42

This Dude Who Was Supposed To Take A Photo Of Us But Took A Selfie Instead

This Dude Who Was Supposed To Take A Photo Of Us But Took A Selfie Instead

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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, what a memory of that trip!

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#43

Asked A Kind Stranger To Take A Photo Of Me With The Eiffel Tower. He Pressed The Button When I Was Mid-Sneeze

Asked A Kind Stranger To Take A Photo Of Me With The Eiffel Tower. He Pressed The Button When I Was Mid-Sneeze

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Z
Community Member
2 years ago

This could be So Much Worse... This is pretty much the best possible mid-sneeze pic.

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#44

This Nice Old Man Offered To Take A Picture Of Us Together

This Nice Old Man Offered To Take A Picture Of Us Together

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

"Nice old man" has a thing for legs.

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#45

This Old Woman Offered To Take A Picture Of Me Brooke And Grace And This Is What We Got

This Old Woman Offered To Take A Picture Of Me Brooke And Grace And This Is What We Got

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India Morgan
Community Member
5 months ago

*me mid sneeze*

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#46

Over The Summer, I Asked This Stranger To Take A Photo Of My Friend And I. Instead, He Took This

Over The Summer, I Asked This Stranger To Take A Photo Of My Friend And I. Instead, He Took This

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Emy Reynoso
Community Member
2 years ago

he cute :P

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#47

A Stranger Asked To Take Our Picture And They Turned Out Better Than I Could Have Ever Imagined. It's My Lock Screen

A Stranger Asked To Take Our Picture And They Turned Out Better Than I Could Have Ever Imagined. It's My Lock Screen

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#48

Thanks Random Stranger! I Asked Him To Take A Photo For Me & This Is What I Got

Thanks Random Stranger! I Asked Him To Take A Photo For Me & This Is What I Got

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

he looks like Punxsutawney Phil

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#49

Met Brandon Vera And Asked A Stranger To Take A Pic...

Met Brandon Vera And Asked A Stranger To Take A Pic...

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Var Vas
Community Member
2 years ago

Nailed it

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#50

I Asked A Guy To Take A Photo Of Us In The Hunters And This Was The Result

I Asked A Guy To Take A Photo Of Us In The Hunters And This Was The Result

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#51

A Man Offered To Take A Picture Of Us And This Was The Result

A Man Offered To Take A Picture Of Us And This Was The Result

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Carole Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

that's his smiling imperative face

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#52

We Waited Half An Hour To Get This Photo With Scrooge McDuck Because There Was No Way We Were Waiting 75 Minutes To Meet Mickey Or Donald Duck... This Is How Our Photo Turned Out

We Waited Half An Hour To Get This Photo With Scrooge McDuck Because There Was No Way We Were Waiting 75 Minutes To Meet Mickey Or Donald Duck... This Is How Our Photo Turned Out

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

IDK. I think that's Donald dressed for the holidays. Wouldn't Scrooge have a cane? And less of a happy face? But it's been so long since I've been to Disney. Who knows?

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#53

On My First Plane Ride, This Woman Offered To Take A Pic Of The Sky For Me But Accidentally Took Selfie Instead

On My First Plane Ride, This Woman Offered To Take A Pic Of The Sky For Me But Accidentally Took Selfie Instead

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Neal Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

stink eye

#54

We May Have Gone To A Yankees Game. We Obviously Can't Prove It

We May Have Gone To A Yankees Game. We Obviously Can't Prove It

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Linda Something
Community Member
2 years ago

You have to unlock the characters. :)

#55

A Stranger Offered To Take A Picture For Us And This Was The Result

A Stranger Offered To Take A Picture For Us And This Was The Result

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#56

I Hiked 9 Miles Up A Mountain And Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Me... Slightly Disappointed

I Hiked 9 Miles Up A Mountain And Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Me... Slightly Disappointed

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#57

I Met Paul Ryan Once. He Offered To Take A Photo Of Me & My Family. He Accidentally Took A Photo Of His Face. This Man Ain't Gonna Save Us

I Met Paul Ryan Once. He Offered To Take A Photo Of Me & My Family. He Accidentally Took A Photo Of His Face. This Man Ain't Gonna Save Us

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Linda Gulley
Community Member
2 years ago

He's a piece of shit.

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#58

A Man Just Offered To Take Brooke And I Pic At The Concert And This Is What We Got

A Man Just Offered To Take Brooke And I Pic At The Concert And This Is What We Got

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Micki Van Patten
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, I can see you. Reflected in the nice stranger's sunglasses.

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#59

I Post One Of My Favorite Photos Ever. This Was Before The Days Of Digital Photos And The Ability To See The Result Before The Film Was Developed. Oh Well

I Post One Of My Favorite Photos Ever. This Was Before The Days Of Digital Photos And The Ability To See The Result Before The Film Was Developed. Oh Well

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

So what's the excuse today?

#60

We Asked A Guy To Take Our Picture. He Tried!

We Asked A Guy To Take Our Picture. He Tried!

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

At least he got you both in the shot

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#61

My Grandpa's Girlfriend Got A Great Picture Of The Family On Father's Day

My Grandpa's Girlfriend Got A Great Picture Of The Family On Father's Day

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Pamula Furness
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice shoes......,

#62

The Time I Met Conor McGregor And Asked A Stranger To Take My Pic With Him Smh

The Time I Met Conor McGregor And Asked A Stranger To Take My Pic With Him Smh

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
2 years ago

which one are you? Right or left?

#63

Asked A Stranger To Take Our Picture, Turned Out Like This

Asked A Stranger To Take Our Picture, Turned Out Like This

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#64

Lol What Happened When I Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of My Friends And Me

Lol What Happened When I Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of My Friends And Me

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India Morgan
Community Member
5 months ago

i think he did that on purpose

#65

Asked A Random Stranger At The Bar To Take A Picture Of Our Group. Turns Out He Was Blacked Out And Had A Better Idea

Asked A Random Stranger At The Bar To Take A Picture Of Our Group. Turns Out He Was Blacked Out And Had A Better Idea

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#66

When You Ask A Stranger To Take A Picture For You...

When You Ask A Stranger To Take A Picture For You...

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Janet Chávez
Community Member
2 years ago

Dat mustache doe

#67

A Stranger Offered To Take A Picture Of Me And Honestly It Could Not Have Gone Better

A Stranger Offered To Take A Picture Of Me And Honestly It Could Not Have Gone Better

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#68

A Stranger Offered To Take A Picture Of Andrea And I. Good Effort

A Stranger Offered To Take A Picture Of Andrea And I. Good Effort

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#69

This Is What Happened When I Asked Someone To Take A Picture

This Is What Happened When I Asked Someone To Take A Picture

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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Well at least you look gorgeous!

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#70

Photo Fail

Photo Fail

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

But look at that beautiful scenery

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#71

What Happens When You Stop Taking Selfies...

What Happens When You Stop Taking Selfies...

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#72

We Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Us And This Is What We Got

We Asked A Stranger To Take A Picture Of Us And This Is What We Got

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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
2 years ago

Next year, use it on your Christmas card!

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#73

Asked A Stranger To Take A Pic Of Me With The Lincoln Memorial... I Think He Thought I Was Just Into Lincoln’s Sneakers!

Asked A Stranger To Take A Pic Of Me With The Lincoln Memorial... I Think He Thought I Was Just Into Lincoln’s Sneakers!

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