The idea of documenting how geeky/spotty/unfashionable you were at school has only just started to catch on in the UK - thank goodness.

But our friends across the pond have been at it for years. Which is lucky, because it means we can sit and poke fun at them and reassure ourselves not everyone was born with bright white teeth, glossy hair and permatans.

And yes, Barack Obama was known as "Barry" at school.

Enjoy.

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  • Wow.

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

  • Yep, it's Maaatt Daaamon

  • A very studious Jennifer Garner

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  • Adam Levine of Maroon 5

    Except... they used to be called Karas Flowers. Hmm Credit: <a href="http://www.awkwardschoolpictures.com/" target="_hplink">AwkwardSchoolPictures.Com</a>

  • Yes, that's right. It's Ryan Reynolds

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  • "Barry". Or, better known as Barack Obama

  • And his wife, Michelle Obama

  • And George Bush. Hasn't changed a bit