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Show us your smile!

First Posted: 10/04/13 EDT Updated: 10/05/13 EDT

'World Smile Day' began in 1999, and it's been held on the first Friday in October ever since. It's time to flash those pearly whites, embrace your braces and give us that gap!

Just snap a quick selfie or share a photo that always makes you smile in the gallery below. We might show your photo on AOL.com, so a little pre-pout flossing is optional ... but encouraged.

Update: We’ve now closed the gallery. Hope your World Smile Day was filled with grins and laughter!

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  • My hugging my momma on my college graduation day years ago.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Brynn Mannino"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/contributors/brynn-mannino/headshot.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Brynn Mannino">HuffPost Blogger Brynn Mannino</a>:<br />I found this pic in a pile of others while cleaning out some cabinets. Caught me off guard. I hug my mom a lot -- but not like this.

  • I'm 4 months old & I'm so happy that I've hit 10 pounds. I weighed 1 lb. 15 oz when I was born!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/StricklySuz"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/712183383/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/StricklySuz">StricklySuz</a>:<br />yes

  • 'I'm all smiles, baby Zoe ... not so much'

  • Sock Monkey Smile

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />My 11yr old son is smiling because he recieved this homemade Sock Monkey that is one of a kind from my best friend. This Smile represents how something made from the heart can bring so much joy!

  • Happy St. Pattys day

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Genevieve_Alea_Hester"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/661666192/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Genevieve_Alea_Hester">Genevieve Alea Hester</a>:<br />I took this to show my boyfriend who is a HUGE St.Louis Cards fan that his girlfriend can look good even in a Chicago Cubs hat!

  • A smile as bright as the sun

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />Took this selfie while the sun was setting, It now hangs on my husbands desk, cause he thought it was just so beautiful. I've been told I have a smile that goes for miles and it normally never leaves my face! :)

  • Shared smiles!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />My 17yr old son, to be graduating this year. This smile just shows how proud I am of him and how he has grown into such a wonderful young man! And he is still one of those boys who will take pics with his mom and still hugs me and says I love you, even in front of his friends! Truly Blessed!

  • MYA's little "selfie".....

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ChickEpoo"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2011608-2-tiny.png?20120624072915" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ChickEpoo">ChickEpoo</a>:<br />I don't do "selfies".....I'm too old.....but MYA does !! She can ROCK some "teefers" !!

  • All smiles with my beautiful girlfriend at a waterfall.

  • Beach bliss

    I'm not big on smiling in photos (I know, it's weird), so this little grin translates to "OH MY GOD I LOVE VACATION!!!"

  • Cheers to happy days!

  • NY City fun with friends

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mckinsey"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mckinsey">mckinsey</a>:<br />Smiling is good for your health and dogs like it too!

  • Always smiling ...

  • Smile and the whole smiles with you !

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/llcapecoral"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/llcapecoral">llcapecoral</a>:<br />Yes

  • My gran daughter Hadlee

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/psvassar"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/psvassar">psvassar</a>:<br />All I have to do is look at that beautiful smiling face and I smile from ear to ear!!!

  • Real Men Wear Pink

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />My son, Smiling in Honor of Breast Cancer awareness month

  • Fully Blessed Smiles

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />My two sons and my husband, Smiling as we walk into our new home after it burnt down on March 15, 2013.

  • Smile for flowers

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />Nothing makes me smile more than getting a flower from my son!

  • Winter Smiles

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/4094192-tiny.png?20130905182631" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/poochicat">poochicat</a>:<br />An unusual cold day in Phoenix, Az, but we still smiled through it and enjoyed our evening out on the town!

  • John Richard Petersen

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JRPActor"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/593764432/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JRPActor">JRPActor</a>:<br />A selfie of myself!

  • Leonard Niedbalski

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JRPActor"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/593764432/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JRPActor">JRPActor</a>:<br />CHEESE!

  • Brotherly Love & Laughter

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Michelle_vaudreuil"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1200394821/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Michelle_vaudreuil">Michelle vaudreuil</a>:<br />Brotherly Love & Laughter

  • Celebrating my parent's 50th Anniversary!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gina_Anderson_Perkins"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1480978390/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gina_Anderson_Perkins">Gina Anderson Perkins</a>:<br />My parents have been an example of what true love is; to their kids and grandkids, friends, and each other. Happiness is found in sharing moments like these. Don't you love our smiles?

  • Hippie Chick

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/badasone56"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1606300-tiny.png?20110419121930" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/badasone56">badasone56</a>:<br />beth

  • my grandsons graduation

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/stacis_mom"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/stacis_mom">stacis mom</a>:<br />i hadnt seen my grandson in a long time, i was so happy to see him

  • Birthday Smile

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gail_Bunch_Walker"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000172581810/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gail_Bunch_Walker">Gail Bunch Walker</a>:<br />Smiling with pearly whites.

  • Graduation Night

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/cathy623"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2042734-tiny.png?20130509191811" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/cathy623">cathy623</a>:<br />Couldn't stop smiling..

  • Family in New York

    Three sisters and a man!!!!!

  • Joy.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/brantaydes"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/brantaydes">brantaydes</a>:<br />Free stock photo that I've always thought was fantastic.

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