There are a lot of moving parts that went into some of the most popular photographs in history. Someone was there with a camera, the subject had to do something that was just perfectly iconic, and, this one we're spitballing on, a healthy serving of narcotics was ingested by at least one person present.

Which got us thinking: What exactly was going on leading up to the picture being snapped? We put that question to our readers, and the results are below.

Entry by T. S. Obiech

12 Moments Leading Up To Iconic Photographs

Entry by misterowlman

12 Moments Leading Up To Iconic Photographs

Entry by ironical

12 Moments Leading Up To Iconic Photographs

Entry by misterowlman

12 Moments Leading Up To Iconic Photographs

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