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First day of school: Before and after

These kids aren't having the easiest first day of school. (Photos compiled by El Monique)

Hilarious photos show how rough the first day of school can be

The first day of school often an opportunity for kids to show off their style to kick off the academic year.

A Facebook post by El Monique shows the trials and tribulations of getting through the first day, with many parents wondering why their children came home looking completely unhinged. The post has more than 8,000 likes on Facebook.

Check out these before and after photos of kids who might have had a rough first day at school.