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.

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