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#nomakeupselfie had humble beginnings, as a gesture of support from one female author to another about criticisms regarding her looks. However, after others began taking part and adding "#breastcancerawareness" and other tags, the donations began pouring in to Cancer Research UK. In just over two days, the organization has raised over £2 million, with more to come. Check out a video about the phenomenon here:

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Sellotape Selfies are the Latest Internet Craze

From Know Your Meme:

"On March 19th, 2014, Brighton University student Lizzie Durley created the Facebook page "Sellotape Selfie." Durley explained to The Daily Mail that she got the idea from a scene from the 2008 film Yes Man in which the character of Carl Allen, a bank loan officer-turned-robber played by Jim Carrey, wraps and distorts his face with clear tape as to avoid being recognized."

Check out some of the crazy selfies below.

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This shot of five photographers (remember when that was a profession that only a few could enter?) on a New York City rooftop in 1920 might be the earliest instance we have of what would be considered a modern selfie. Self-referential meta-photography was born with the selfie itself, apparently, as there's also a shot of the photo being made:

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Selfie taker Christain was participating in the annual Great Bull Run at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on Jan. 25 when he took this selfie. Looks like this guy won the Selfie Olympics, hands down.

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Ferdinand Puentes, along with seven other passengers and the pilot, escaped a crashed Cessna just shortly after it plunged into the ocean. Not long after his escape from the sinking aircraft, Puentes found the opportunity to capture an epic selfie!


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Selfies of the Day: How Strong is Your Selfie Game?

Take last year's word of the year Selfie and combine it with the upcoming Olympics and you have the first meme of 2014. All you have to do is tag your photo #SelfieOlympics and let others on Twitter judge you. Time to show off your extreme selfies.

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The South African Newspaper, Cape Times , cleverly took a number of famous photos and digitally modified them to appear as though they're selfies for a recent ad campaign. Each photo is accompanied with the tagline: "You can't get closer to the news."

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In this South Korean edition of "pretty girls, ugly faces," a woman demonstrates the importance of "The Angle" when it comes to taking selfies.

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There are no such thing as workplace boundaries when it comes to taking mirror-shot selfies. The "Cop Selfies" Tumblr blog is dedicated to highlighting self-taken Instagram photos of police officers from all over the world looking rather fierce in blue uniforms.

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Kayleigh Hill took this selfie on Vine last night while sprinting through a field with two of her friends during the College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Nebraska.