As the days go by, time seems to move faster and faster. It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. It feels like only yesterday that we were celebrating the start of a new year.

At the same time, our perception of time is subjective. Some will say that they just had the longest week, others will argue that the whole year, if not more, has passed in a glimpse of an eye.

Same with decades, and even half centuries. Most of my fellow millennials who were born in the '90s and are now in their 20s or 30s will feel like only yesterday we drank Capri Sun, listened to Avril Lavigne, and watched Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.

So if you have been struggling to keep up with the passing time, this entertaining corner of Reddit known as “Thirty Years Ago” is a perfect place to give the past the accolades it deserves. The community is dedicated to “celebrating anniversaries” and sharing the most important, memorable, and sometimes random events and moments that turned thirty and more this year.

#1

Princess Diana Shaking Hands With An Aids Patient In 1991, A Momentous Gesture To Improve The Stigma Towards The Disease

Princess Diana Shaking Hands With An Aids Patient In 1991, A Momentous Gesture To Improve The Stigma Towards The Disease

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#2

December 1, 1991. Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Vote For Independence From The Soviet Union, With The "Yes" Vote Earning 92.3%. The Loss Of Its Second-Most Powerful Republic Dealt A Huge Blow To Moscow

December 1, 1991. Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Vote For Independence From The Soviet Union, With The "Yes" Vote Earning 92.3%. The Loss Of Its Second-Most Powerful Republic Dealt A Huge Blow To Moscow

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#3

In 1991, Princess Diana Broke Royal Protocol To Run At Competition For Mothers At William's School

In 1991, Princess Diana Broke Royal Protocol To Run At Competition For Mothers At William's School

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Mad Dragon
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that she didn’t win. She wasn’t automatically handed the race just because she was the princess.

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To find out more about this miscellaneous corner of Reddit known as “Thirty Years Ago,” Bored Panda reached out to the subreddit’s moderator nicknamed Klsi832. When asked how he started the community, Klsi832 said that there were already two similar subreddits that he liked, “Ten and Twentyyearsago.” After finding out that “Thirty Years Ago” was available, he started running it.

#4

In 1992, The Miami Zoo Put 30 Flamingos In The Bathroom To Protect Them From Hurricane Andrew

In 1992, The Miami Zoo Put 30 Flamingos In The Bathroom To Protect Them From Hurricane Andrew

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Piper Panda
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! They must have been so freaked out. I’m so naive; I’ve never thought about how a zoo would be affected by super severe weather!

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#5

August 28, 1991. One Of The Last Known Photos Of Freddie Mercury Is Taken By His Partner Jim Hutton, In The Backyard Of His Home Garden Lodge In London

August 28, 1991. One Of The Last Known Photos Of Freddie Mercury Is Taken By His Partner Jim Hutton, In The Backyard Of His Home Garden Lodge In London

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#6

Bob Ross With His Pet Squirrels - 1991

Bob Ross With His Pet Squirrels - 1991

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Lauren Ward
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the closest thing to a frown I've ever seen on Bob's face. The squirrel-stash is awesome!!

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Since its launch on September 4, 2016, the subreddit grew and today it is home to 10.8k subscribers. “I used to be the only one that ever submitted any posts, but now other people do, too,” the moderator said. He added that these days, he posts much more there than he used to.

When asked what the audience of “Thirty Years Ago” is like, the moderator guesses that “it’s mostly older people nostalgic for the past. And maybe some younger people who weren’t around yet but want to learn a little about history.”

#7

April 20, 1992. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Is Held At Wembley Stadium, Featuring Queen, Metallica, Def Leppard, Spinal Tap, U2, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie And Elton John Among Others

April 20, 1992. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Is Held At Wembley Stadium, Featuring Queen, Metallica, Def Leppard, Spinal Tap, U2, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie And Elton John Among Others

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Lauren Ward
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I must be getting old because the first thing I thought was 'I would have never made it out of this to get to to a washroom in time'

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#8

May 24, 1991. The Record For The Most Passengers On An Airplane Is Set When 1086 Ethiopian Jews Are Evacuated On A Boeing 747 To Jerusalem. The Plane Landed With 1088 Passengers As Two Babies Were Born During The Flight

May 24, 1991. The Record For The Most Passengers On An Airplane Is Set When 1086 Ethiopian Jews Are Evacuated On A Boeing 747 To Jerusalem. The Plane Landed With 1088 Passengers As Two Babies Were Born During The Flight

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Mayra
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s amazing! I wonder what was put as place of birth on the birth certificates

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#9

Must Of Been A Hell Of A Concert

Must Of Been A Hell Of A Concert

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According to Klsi832, “the '90s seemed pretty hopeful, pop culture was better in a lot of ways (especially music). There wasn’t internet quite yet so people interacted more.” He added that the era feels nostalgic to him “because the early '90s was probably the best time of my life.”

#10

Two Legends 1992

Two Legends 1992

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#11

March 30, 1992. Silence Of The Lambs Wins The Oscar For Best Picture; Anthony Hopkins And Jodie Foster Win The Oscars For Best Actor And Actress

March 30, 1992. Silence Of The Lambs Wins The Oscar For Best Picture; Anthony Hopkins And Jodie Foster Win The Oscars For Best Actor And Actress

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#12

Iman And David Bowie In Paris, 1991

Iman And David Bowie In Paris, 1991

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Nostalgia is a feeling of longing or wistfulness for a time in the past. It can be triggered by something as simple as a song, a smell, or a photo. For many of us, nostalgia is a way to connect with our childhoods, or a time when things felt simpler. In a world that is constantly changing, nostalgia can be a way to hold on to something that feels familiar.

For some people, nostalgia is a way to escape the present. It can be a way to cope with difficult times, or a way to remember a time when things were better. Nostalgia can also be a way to connect with others who have shared experiences. When we talk about the things we remember fondly, it can create a sense of closeness and understanding.

#13

Gary Oldman As Dracula 1992

Gary Oldman As Dracula 1992

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anarkzie
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be so cool if we all just collectively decided to start dressing like this again.

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#14

April 18, 1992. Princess Diana And Prince Harry Ride A Water Slide At Thorpe Park

April 18, 1992. Princess Diana And Prince Harry Ride A Water Slide At Thorpe Park

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A.
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a happy moment for them.

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#15

Princess Diana By Patrick Demarchelier, 1991

Princess Diana By Patrick Demarchelier, 1991

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However, nostalgia can have a downside. If we dwell too much on the past, it can prevent us from living in the present. It can also make us yearn for a time that never really existed. We might idealize the past and forget the less pleasant aspects of it.

#16

The Indispensable Calvin And Hobbes - June 1992

The Indispensable Calvin And Hobbes - June 1992

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Phoebe Bean
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, my, I adore it! Calvin and his nemesis Susie. Good times!

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#17

June 4, 1992. TV Personality Steve Irwin (30) Weds Naturalist Terri Raines (27) In Eugene, Oregon

June 4, 1992. TV Personality Steve Irwin (30) Weds Naturalist Terri Raines (27) In Eugene, Oregon

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#18

Freddie Mercury And The Love Of His Life (Mary Austin). In The 70’s And 1991

Freddie Mercury And The Love Of His Life (Mary Austin). In The 70’s And 1991

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Caro Caro
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaaaaw, here comes that song again ...Love of my life..

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#19

December 31, 1991. River Phoenix Celebrates New Years Eve With Keanu And Friends Backstage At A Nirvana/Pearl Jam/Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert In San Francisco

December 31, 1991. River Phoenix Celebrates New Years Eve With Keanu And Friends Backstage At A Nirvana/Pearl Jam/Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert In San Francisco

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#20

August 15, 1991. Nirvana Play At The Roxy Theatre - Kerrang! Magazine Later Dubbed It The "Greatest Gig Of All Time". Nirvana Ended The Show By Telling The Crowd They'd Be Filming A Music Video For The Song That Weekend - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

August 15, 1991. Nirvana Play At The Roxy Theatre - Kerrang! Magazine Later Dubbed It The "Greatest Gig Of All Time". Nirvana Ended The Show By Telling The Crowd They'd Be Filming A Music Video For The Song That Weekend - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

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#22

June 11, 1992. Marjorie Newell Robb, Oldest Living Survivor Of Titanic, Dies At 103

June 11, 1992. Marjorie Newell Robb, Oldest Living Survivor Of Titanic, Dies At 103

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Deborah Harris
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would have loved to have sat with her whilst she told her story x

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#23

Jaleel White, Will Smith, Neil Patric Harris, And Macaulay Culkin 1991

Jaleel White, Will Smith, Neil Patric Harris, And Macaulay Culkin 1991

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#24

‘Death Becomes Her’ Was Released On July 31st, 1992! 30 Years Ago

‘Death Becomes Her’ Was Released On July 31st, 1992! 30 Years Ago

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#25

Helena Bonham Carter, 1992

Helena Bonham Carter, 1992

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#26

Nirvana’s Casting Call Sheet For The “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Music Video, 1991

Nirvana’s Casting Call Sheet For The “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Music Video, 1991

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Lauren Ward
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The envy I feel for those that went. Epic!!

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#27

February 21, 1991. Newspaper Ad For The Latest Simpsons Episode

February 21, 1991. Newspaper Ad For The Latest Simpsons Episode

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Mayra
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Marge realizing she picked the wrong Simpson

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#28

Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder (1992)

Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder (1992)

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Mayra
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me still hoping they get back together 😍

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#29

Us Bombs Civilian Air Raid Shelter - Feb. 14, 1991

Us Bombs Civilian Air Raid Shelter - Feb. 14, 1991

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Tamra
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, this is DEFINITELY not mentioned in any type of history class here in the US. I mean, you can't sell blind patriotism if you admit to things like this.

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#30

August 4, 1991. Barack Obama Celebrates His 30th Birthday

August 4, 1991. Barack Obama Celebrates His 30th Birthday

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#31

Young Marisa Tomei In 1992

Young Marisa Tomei In 1992

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#32

Patrick Swayze, Kathryn Bigelow, Keanu Reeves At A Presser For Her Movie Point Break (1991)

Patrick Swayze, Kathryn Bigelow, Keanu Reeves At A Presser For Her Movie Point Break (1991)

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#34

Neo's Passport Is Issued - Thursday, September 12, 1991

Neo's Passport Is Issued - Thursday, September 12, 1991

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trulli
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the spooky thing? It expired on 9/11…

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#35

May 23, 1991. Nirvana Is Photographed While Recording Nevermind In Los Angeles

May 23, 1991. Nirvana Is Photographed While Recording Nevermind In Los Angeles

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Lauren Ward
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The 2 striped Adidas pants. These guys made it cool to not be cool.

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#36

June 6, 1991. Italian Actress And Model Monica Bellucci At Home In Rome

June 6, 1991. Italian Actress And Model Monica Bellucci At Home In Rome

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#37

Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden With Anthony Kiedis And Flea Of Red Hot Chili Peppers & Miki Berenyi Of Lush. Lollapalooza. 1992

Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden With Anthony Kiedis And Flea Of Red Hot Chili Peppers & Miki Berenyi Of Lush. Lollapalooza. 1992

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#38

Leonardo Dicaprio's First 'Growing Pains' (With A Bonus Hillary Swank) - Wednesday, September 18, 1991

Leonardo Dicaprio's First 'Growing Pains' (With A Bonus Hillary Swank) - Wednesday, September 18, 1991

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Melissa
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun fact! Any woman born on that date is now too old for Leo to be in a relationship with.

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#39

Drew Barrymore And Sara Gilbert, 1992, On The Set Of Poison Ivy

Drew Barrymore And Sara Gilbert, 1992, On The Set Of Poison Ivy

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Kate Jones
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This movie along with Foxfire and Heavenly Creatures were my movies that made me wish I had a crazy best friend who I was low-key sexually confused by.

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#40

The Game Boy That Survived The Gulf War (1991)

The Game Boy That Survived The Gulf War (1991)

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Mayra
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My game boy was also brought to me from the gulf war by my dad, mine was in better condition but I always thought of it as a little hero for making it such a long way. Thanks dad ☺️

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#41

March 25, 1991. Michael Jackson And Madonna Attend The Oscars Together

March 25, 1991. Michael Jackson And Madonna Attend The Oscars Together

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#42

Henry Rollins & Beastie Boys, 1992

Henry Rollins & Beastie Boys, 1992

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Phoebe Bean
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You gotta fight... for your right to...partyyyyyyyyy!!!! "

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#43

Wearing Overalls With One Strap On

Wearing Overalls With One Strap On

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#44

Movie Theater In 1992

Movie Theater In 1992

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#45

December 21, 1991. For One Of The Last Times, The Soviet Flag Flies Over The Kremlin At Red Square In Moscow

December 21, 1991. For One Of The Last Times, The Soviet Flag Flies Over The Kremlin At Red Square In Moscow

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Anjelika
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mother was a college student in Kiev when this happened

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#46

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Linda Hamilton Promoting Terminator 2. 1991

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Linda Hamilton Promoting Terminator 2. 1991

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#47

Groove Is In The Heart... Deee-Lite - 1991

Groove Is In The Heart... Deee-Lite - 1991

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Jaden Alexander
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3 months ago

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#48

Christina Hendricks (Best Known As Joan In "Mad Men") In Her Teenage Goth Days, Circa 1992

Christina Hendricks (Best Known As Joan In "Mad Men") In Her Teenage Goth Days, Circa 1992

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#49

December 21, 1991. 11 Of The 12 Former Soviet Republics Proclaim The Birth Of The "Commonwealth Of Independent States" And The Death Of The Ussr

December 21, 1991. 11 Of The 12 Former Soviet Republics Proclaim The Birth Of The "Commonwealth Of Independent States" And The Death Of The Ussr

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Ekaterina S
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jelzin looks surprised he actually got to pull that of.

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#50

November 9, 1991. Green Day Members Are Photographed While Visiting Berlin

November 9, 1991. Green Day Members Are Photographed While Visiting Berlin

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