Some dread it, some wait their whole little lives for it - but there's no denying everyone feels the same about the photographic evidence of it: absolute cringe.

We're talking about your first day at school, of course. Too-big jumper, knobbly knees, brighter than white ankle socks and a bulging rucksack making you resemble a snail who's about to move house.

Whether you're inanely grinning for the camera or in floods of tears, every proud parent wants to record the day their little darlings made their first steps into the outside world. And whether you like it or not, those pictures are bound to resurface one day - and for these unlucky souls, it's been sooner rather than later.

Ahhhh.

And make sure you check out Awkward Prom Pictures - the school fun never ends...

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  • Erm.. Credit: <a href="http://www.awkwardschoolpictures.com/" target="_hplink">AwkwardSchoolPictures.Com</a>

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  • Not everybody greets their first day with the same level of enthusiasm. (submitted by Madison) Credit: <a href="http://www.awkwardschoolpictures.com/" target="_hplink">AwkwardSchoolPictures.Com</a>

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  • Our very own @alice_emily on her first day at school, ankle socks n all. Provided by one very proud mummy! (And a token excited sibling in the background...)

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  • "As was tradition in our family, we were taking our first day of school photos. The cat, Cuddles, had been posing with us in some of our earlier shots and then ran off. I was whining because I wanted to have the cat in the pictures. My brother, intolerant of my whining, punched me and told me to shut up. This made me cry and I started crying harder when I realized my mom was still taking pictures." (submitted by Jennifer)