Photos: Rise of the selfie

The proliferation of social media and smartphones has given a new term to the self-portrait taken by camera - the selfie. It has become so popular that the Oxford English Dictionary is monitoring it for possible inclusion to its lexicon. Here are some examples of the craze, including a robot, one of television's hottest stars, a man in space and a former president who was 20 years before his time in snapping off a selfie.

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