Celebrate 50 years of love, lust and drama on Days of Our Lives with PEOPLE’s special collector’s edition, out Oct. 30! The following article was posted on People.com, you can view it here.

Cast PhotoThe whole gang is here.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Days of Our Lives, the cast of the NBC soap got together for a photo shoot and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the end result.

The milestone season has seen the return of actress Alison Sweeney, who had left the series late last year after 21 years on the show.

“I said to the producer, ‘You know I’m really out of practice, right? Just so you’re aware it’s a really long time since I’ve memorized anything like that,’ ” Sweeney told PEOPLE in May of returning to a life of memorizing an entire script overnight. “I’m freaking out a little but am very excited to see my friends and be family again.”

Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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