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12/02/2013 05:19 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

'Keeping Up With The Kardashians': 2013 Christmas Family Photo Is Absolutely Insane (VIDEO)

It's become an annual tradition for the Kardashian clan to release an over-the-top family portrait for their Christmas cards. This year, though, they truly topped themselves, as seen in the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" Christmas special. The event went from a semi-normal tradition to something completely surreal, thanks to the very capable hands of the very eccentric David LaChapelle.

The celebrity photographer first made the decision to only photograph the women, which actually sat pretty well with the family. Kanye West was on tour and Rob was still concerned about his weight. Khloe and Lamar Odom were having marital problems, and Scott Disick was okay with sitting out. Bruce Jenner, though, insisted on being a part of it, and so he was in the picture, though he was separated from the ladies in a glass tube. Kourtney's kids made the shot as well, but there was no sign of baby North.

The final product looked like some kind of post-apocalyptic carnival, or something the Mad Hatter might concoct in a Wonderland casino. Zap2It's Andrea Reiher described the picture as "fairly insane," while Cambio's Jeanette Batur called it "definitely different." E! Online -- the family's home network -- went with "stunning," because of course they're going to gush over it.

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