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Celebrating the Bikini!

French designer Louis Reard introduced the world to the Bikini on July 5, 1946

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    PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 5: For the election of the most beautiful bather, a candidate appears for the first time wearing a bikini, 05 July 1946 at the Molitor swimming-pool in Paris. Real clothing revolution, the bikini, a two-piece swimming suit, has been designed by French Louis Reard. (Photo credit STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks down the runway at the Rosa Cha Spring 2005 fashion show during the Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005 at Bryant Park September 10, 2004 in New York. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)
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    SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 27: A model walks the runway wearing a Kushcush Swimwear design during the Gen Art show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hanger 8 on October 8, 2004 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
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    SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 27: A model walks the runway wearing a Kushcush Swimwear design during the Gen Art show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hanger 8 on October 8, 2004 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
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    LAS VEGAS - MAY 14: Model and television personality Holly Madison appears at the pool at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino after participating in a Guinness World Record event staging the world's largest bikini parade on the Las Vegas Strip. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Visitlasvegas.com)
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    MALIBU, CA - AUGUST 02: Model Adrianne Curry attends Spin Magazine Hosts Vision Street Wear Re-Launch Party on August 2, 2009 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
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    MALIBU, CA - AUGUST 02: Model Caroline Vreeland on the beach at Spin Magazine Hosts Vision Street Wear Re-Launch Party on August 2, 2009 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
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    Miranda Kerr wearing David Jones Summer 2005 (Photo by Sheree Webber/WireImage)
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Actress and model Destiny Monique attends Bikini Swim Club 2010 With Destiny Monique at the Custom Hotel on August 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/WireImage)
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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 30: Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio celebrates the 2011 Victoria's Secret SWIM Collection at Mondrian Los Angeles on March 30, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Amanda Butterworth poses during a photo call for the 2011 Ralph Australian Swimwear Model of the Year competition at Star City Casino on April 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
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    Model Anna Knight attends Bikini Swim Club 2010 With Destiny Monique at the Custom Hotel on August 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Heidi Montag hosts a pool party at Wet Republic on June 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 15: Model Kate Upton poses backstage at the Beach Bunny Swimwear show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at The Raleigh on July 15, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Beach Bunny)
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    (EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Cover model and actress Daphne Joy poses at Bikini Swim Club 2011 Daphne Joy Edition at SE San Diego Hotel on July 10, 2011 in San Diego, California.
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    Model Jessica White celebrates her birthday at the Tao Beach at the Venetian June 26, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. White turned 26 on June 21. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Model Sheridyn Fisher poses in a lettuce bikini for a PETA Australia ad to encourage people to go vegan on December 13, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. The model is encouraging people to go vegan to avoid animal suffering, lose weight and feel healthier. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: "Extra" host Maria Menounos, an avid New England Patriots fan, makes good on her Super Bowl bet with her fellow show correspondents, Giants fan AJ Calloway and bares all in a New York Giants Bikini in Times Square on February 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 17: Model and television personality Holly Madison poses at her home on November 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/American Media/Getty Images for American Media)
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