Ever wondered what do color blind people see? To satisfy the urge to find out, there's a website called color-blindness.com that lets you take a glimpse.

Despite the name, color blindness doesn't mean that people see the world in black and white. More than 99% of all colorblind people can, in fact, see color. Because of this, the term "color vision deficiency" (CVD) is considered to be more accurate. According to color-blindness.com, around 0.5% of women (1 in 200) and 8% of men (1 in 12) suffer from some form of CVD. There are several types of colorblindness, such as Deuteranomalia (which makes everything look a little faded), Protanopia (which makes everything seem a little green), and Tritanopia (greenish-pink tones), and only around 0.00003% of the world’s population suffers from total color blindness (Monochromacy).

Bored Panda decided to test various images to see how different colors look through different CVD lenses. Here's what we found on how do color blind people see! (h/t)

Normal vision

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This is how different colors look to somebody who has normal vision.

Deuteranomalia

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The most common of colorblind types is called Deuteranomalia. Around 4.63% of men and 0.36% of women experience this type of color vision deficiency, many of whom don't even realize. People with Deuteranomalia see a more subdued color palette, especially when it comes to colors like green and red.

Protanopia

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When somebody has Protanopia, all shades of green and red look rather faded, whereas yellow and blue shades seem largely unaffected. Only around 1% of men experience this type of CVD.

Tritanopia

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When somebody has Protanopia, all shades of green and red look rather faded, whereas yellow and blue shades seem largely unaffected. Only around 1% of men experience this type of CVD.

People with Tritanopia see colors with a greenish/pink tone. It's a sporadic form of color blindness and is believed to affect only 0.0001% of men and women.

Total color blindness (Monochromacy)

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Total color blindness, or Monochromacy, is the rarest form of color vision deficiency. People who have it can only see in black and white, but it's estimated that only 0.00003% of the world's population is affected by this particular condition.

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Pug In A Tulip Field

Pug In A Tulip Field

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Girish Yadav
Community Member
4 years ago

Deuteranomaly is like an instagram filter.

katarina
Community Member
4 years ago

i opened this post thinking i could see how normal people see the world. but i have Trianopia so it dosnt work.

Una
Community Member
5 months ago

I feel bad for you. Your entire world is mostly reds and pinks

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Koko Sempai
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4 years ago

..and what do you mean 'Buy Now?'

Mrs.Blecksmith
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4 years ago

The pic with pug running :))

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Giannis
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a mild form of deuteranomaly. I am guessing that pictures representing the heavy form of every type of colour blindness. The only case I can't recognize properly a colour is when it is already faded. But in 99% of those cases I see the colour correctly. Now I understand why as I child always liked blu eor black colour. It was always the most vivid colour in my eyes

Yuki Masahiko
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6 months ago

Makes sense, I like mostly Black, Blu or Green cause They are the main colors I see.

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Michael W
Community Member
4 years ago

Being a form of colour-blind I can affirm this is not quite right. Firstly EVERYONE sees colours differently (graphic designers often have huge arguments about them due to this) so every colour-blind person has a slightly different version of "blindness". Some people even see certain colours better than in normal vision by becoming more sensitive to it just like blind people might hear or feel or smell better. Things here are presented in a theoretical way looking at them from a normal persons' point of view or understanding, in the same way as if well-off people tried to explain to other well-off people how they imagine poor people see the world without ever having lived it. If things were really like this then if a normal person was looking at a protanopian image and wanted a colour-blind person to understand what he sees, he would give the protaopia-suffering viewer the normal vision image to look at. Adjusting colourdeficient vision would thus also be possible, which it isn't.

cloud
Community Member
4 years ago

How would one know if they didn't have "normal vision" as it's normal to them..

Zach O
Community Member
3 years ago

They wouldn't be able to distinguish certain colors from others the way we can. So protanopia can't really tell greens and reds apart from grays. deuteranomolia can't really tell apart orange from red and all red/green stuff is harder to distinguish from gray but not impossible. Tritanopia basically can't see any of the yellow in anything and can't even see purple (I guess, idk not an expert). So pretty much they see less colors. There is no test for people who see MORE colors except maybe this one: http://xritephoto.com/online-color-test-challenge. But you're right, "normal" is all relative. Once they decided normal was what most people saw they could test for abnormal

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Andrew Arroyo Kaiser
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3 months ago

Tritanopia looks like tooth paste.

Yuki Masahiko
Community Member
6 months ago

I have Deuteranomaly, But I noticed I cant see some colors at all or I'll see them as something else completely.

Sonja O'Jankov
Community Member
3 years ago

Dogs see only blue and yellow spectar

Genevieve Gates
Community Member
3 years ago

I always just said my dad was color blind. I didn't realize there were various kinds of it. I wish I would of asked him more questions.

Irene Walton
Community Member
3 years ago

Very interesting, I didn't know there were more than one type

Salla-mari Toivanen
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritanomia might not be nice, but it looks pretty... Only if I could see my world through rose-colored glasses.

Melisa Rosato
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritanopia see life in pink

Michael W
Community Member
4 years ago

This is not right at all

Cobraul2
Community Member
4 years ago

Total color blindness / 50 Shades of Gray. :))

John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

The incidence of 'color deficiency' is not 8% in males as the article states. It is between 18-20%, about one in five males. My graduate anthropology thesis was on "Relaxed Selection and Color Deficiency in Early Hominids". The reason why there are so many males compared to females is because prehistoric males were hunters and did this in groups. There was a "Select Advantage" to have at least one hunter in the group who was partially color blind, because color deficiency helps humans detect camouflaged predators, including humans. In other words, human groups were at a select advantage to have several of their members color deficient so as to be better hunters. And since women did not go out and hunt, they did not need this trait. The reason why I was interested in this is because I have Anomalous Trichromacy, with a slight red-green deficiency. It kept me from getting an Air Force Contract as a commissioned officer during the Vietnam War. I had to go Army instead.

Daniel Fleming
Community Member
4 years ago

deuteranomaly makes the picture look better to me...

Koko Sempai
Community Member
4 years ago

blue and yellow flowers, that would be really cool

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Melody Of The Night By Leonid Afremov

Melody Of The Night By Leonid Afremov

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Jasminka
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4 years ago

I like the tritanopia version of this one best

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Stoplight

Stoplight

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Lilya
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4 years ago

That's dangerous!

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#4

Rainbow Hair

Rainbow Hair

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Răzvan Avătăjiței
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4 years ago

Am I the only one who likes how people with tritanopia see?

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Bored Panda

Bored Panda

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Norbert Sandor
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4 years ago

in tritanopia bored panda looks like he is sitting on a snow

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#6

Parrots

Parrots

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Belén Marie Besold
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4 years ago

The light blue is really pretty in all of them

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Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat

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Alin Stanescu
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4 years ago

In Tritanopia the rainbow looks just like toothpaste.

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#8

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

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Cota Reyes
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4 years ago

If someone with Tritanopia sees these images, would he see the "tritanopia" and "normal vision" the same?

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#9

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Katarina Sujono
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4 years ago

most of the Tritanopia pics show my favourite blue color

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#10

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Katarina Sujono
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4 years ago

well, the Tritanopia version is the most normal one for this pic

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#11

Autumn

Autumn

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Katarina Sujono
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4 years ago

Any of those pics are equally beautiful

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#12

Apple

Apple

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lasagna's underrated
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3 years ago

Tritanopia looks like a moldy apple

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#13

Lake View

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

I just realized i may have one of these because... actually nvm

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Bouquet

Bouquet

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Kipper Mcgee
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4 years ago

Wow those roses are beautiful

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#15

Rainbow Roses

Rainbow Roses

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Beatrice Kretaviciute
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4 years ago

how can you get trinotopia?

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#16

Skittles

Skittles

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Harry Poernomo
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4 years ago

Damn, it looks like beans in protanopia

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#17

Rainbow

Rainbow

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Bethany Finkelstein
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4 years ago

That tritanopia coloration is gorgeous

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#18

Sunset

Sunset

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Pi...
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4 years ago

I could frame these! They all look pretty!

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#19

Yellow Cabs

Yellow Cabs

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Whoa! They see red cabs!

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#20

Pizza

Pizza

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Dixon's Mama
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4 years ago

That pizza looks awful with protanopia! Looks moldy.

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#21

Peacock

Peacock

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#22

Flower Field

Flower Field

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Issabelle Torticc
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4 years ago

Tritanopia looks amazing in all the pictures to me

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#23

Flag Of The United States (48 stars)

Flag Of The United States (48 stars)

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Kim Guereschi
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4 years ago

Why 48 stars?

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#24

Lavender Field

Lavender Field

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Daniel Fleming
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4 years ago

tritanopia looks like a desert.

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#25

Houses

Houses

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Ditto
Community Member
4 years ago

Shopping for paint when you have tritanopia is a disaster.

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#26

Macaroons

Macaroons

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Jeanne Gissel
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4 years ago

Ahem, macarons.

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#27

Holi Festival Of Colours

Holi Festival Of Colours

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Jazlyn J.
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4 years ago

Festival of Color???

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#28

Umbrella

Umbrella

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Stacy Rae
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4 years ago

I want that umbrella very much.

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#29

Piles Of Spice

Piles Of Spice

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Daniel Fleming
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4 years ago

WHO HAS THAT MUCH TALENT AND PATIENCE TO MAKE SPICE TRIANGLE?!?!

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#30

Pepsi Logo

Pepsi Logo

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Marcin Miszkurka
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1 week ago

Protanopia Pepsi is Postapo drink.

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#31

Forest In Autumn

Forest In Autumn

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. Tritonopia. Looks like blossoms and spring all year round for them.

#32

Kuala Lumpur At Night

Kuala Lumpur At Night

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Kami
Community Member
3 years ago

With tritanopia it's look like Hell :/

#33

Candy

Candy

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Kipper Mcgee
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4 years ago

Protonopia, how do you find anything yummy?

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#34

Color Splash

Color Splash

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#35

Fruit

Fruit

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Melissa Apple
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4 years ago

Food looks really unappetizing with protanopia

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#36

Follow Me To Rajastan

Follow Me To Rajastan

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritonopia looks like those old 3D movies

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#37

Medusa Nebula

Medusa Nebula

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Marcin Miszkurka
Community Member
1 week ago

Do people with a different color vision have the ability to see a different range of light, not just the visible range that ordinary people have as standard? For example, do they see the TV remote control lamp flashing? Do they see them when they point the smartphone's camera at them? Do they see more in the world around us than others?

#38

Chairs

Chairs

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Coda Heart
Community Member
4 years ago

First picture with Protanopia that I like.

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#39

Hamburger

Hamburger

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Melissa Apple
Community Member
4 years ago

Food looks really unappetizing with protanopia

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#40

Rio De Janeiro Carnival

Rio De Janeiro Carnival

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#41

Butterfly

Butterfly

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#42

Fireworks

Fireworks

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Mohammad Rahman
Community Member
3 years ago

hey, what if someone has either of the visions except normal, and sees these images, how'd these look like??

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Cup Of Coffee

Cup Of Coffee

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Wheatfield With Crows By Vincent Van Gogh

Wheatfield With Crows By Vincent Van Gogh

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Stacy Rae
Community Member
4 years ago

Van Gogh 💖 ❤ 💕 💘 💗 💞

#45

Persistence Of Memory By Salvador Dali

Persistence Of Memory By Salvador Dali

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#46

Colorful Houses

Colorful Houses

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POWERPUFF GRRLZ
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the tritanopia color scheme so much!

#47

Fish

Fish

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#48

Confetti

Confetti

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YsaPur
Community Member
4 years ago

not confetti (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confetti), sprinkles

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#49

Easter Eggs

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#50

Lithuanian Nature

Lithuanian Nature

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#51

Soap Bubbles

Soap Bubbles

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Ifor me, normal vision looks least attractive here.

#52

Pantone Swatches

Pantone Swatches

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#53

Lego

Lego

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Piink legos😍

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#54

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

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#55

Powerpuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls

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POWERPUFF GRRLZ
Community Member
3 years ago

OOH OOH ME!!

#56

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

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#57

Parade

Parade

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Issabelle Torticc
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4 years ago

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Is this really the only parade picture you could find, no offense...but that flag is very contraversal

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