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Mariah Carey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

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They say every picture tells a story, but sometimes they do nothing more than make us laugh, sigh, cry, cringe, or simply leave us scratching our heads. 

And the photos of 2009 gave us all of the above—thanks to such stars as Miley Cyrus, Madonna, the two Taylors as well as Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, whose Kodak moments are now forever frozen in time.

So check out our gallery of the year's most memorable pics and then take our poll telling us which one you won't soon forget:


Rewind the year in our Best of 2009: Most Memorable Photo Moments gallery.