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GALLERY: Annie Leibovitz Photos

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz celebrates a birthday today (October 2nd), and it's understandable why she's one of the most beloved photographers of all time.

For decades, she has shot some of the most iconic musicians and actors of all time with each photo more striking than the next.  In honor of her birthday, we look at some of our favorite photos she took throughout her incredible career.

"The older you get, the more it means." Happy birthday to the one and only, Bruce @Springsteen. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

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Instagram photo by AnnieLeibovitz * Jan 25, 2015 at 4:37pm UTC

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Here's to hoping you had an "amazingly brilliant" birthday, @MickJagger. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz for V.F.'s February 1992 issue.

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Are you ready for the #KentuckyDerby? Arnold is. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz for the June 1990 cover. #VFArchive

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Read the link in our bio for a close-up of @therollingstones bromance that's spanned 53 years, 29 albums, and countless memories. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

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Channel the timeless fierceness of Mick Jagger this weekend. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz for V.F. February 1992. #VFarchives

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American icon and rock-n-roll legend Bruce @Springsteen holds nothing back in the October cover story. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz. (Link in bio)

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Take a look back at V.F.'s 1986 cover story with David Bowie, now available online for the first time. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.