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Outrage As Bystanders Take Selfies At Sydney Siege

One man has even been seen with a selfie stick. Update: A man was seen with two young girls posing in the square.

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BuzzFeed News has seen a number of bystanders taking selfies at the Sydney siege.

The punters are back taking selfies 100m from the Lindt Cafe #sydneysiege

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

The punters are back taking selfies 100m from the Lindt Cafe #sydneysiege

4:59 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Social media users have been outraged.

people's lives are in danger and people are taking selfies in front of the sydney siege, how disrespectful and idiotic

Lisa@joeesuggFollow

people's lives are in danger and people are taking selfies in front of the sydney siege, how disrespectful and idiotic

5:43 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People taking selfies at the area around the Sydney hostage situation. We have reached peak selfie and it is terrible.

Ian Miles Cheong@stillgrayFollow

People taking selfies at the area around the Sydney hostage situation. We have reached peak selfie and it is terrible.

7:51 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

To those deadbeats taking selfies at the Sydney crime scene today and posting them on social media, you make me sick.

mary-ann harris@maharris9Follow

To those deadbeats taking selfies at the Sydney crime scene today and posting them on social media, you make me sick.

5:25 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

WTF !!! People are actually taking selfies in front of the Sydney Siege 😩. I really hate humanity sometimes... SMH #PrayForSydney

LOLABUNNYY@iam_msLolaFollow

WTF !!! People are actually taking selfies in front of the Sydney Siege . I really hate humanity sometimes... SMH #PrayForSydney

5:38 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

To the tourists taking selfies outside the #SydneySiege - how would you like to be in that café?

Jeremy Vine@theJeremyVineFollow

To the tourists taking selfies outside the #SydneySiege - how would you like to be in that café?

8:29 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One bystander even brought a selfie stick with him.

One guy has been taking selfies with his selfie stick. It hurts #sydneysiege

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

One guy has been taking selfies with his selfie stick. It hurts #sydneysiege

2:13 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And another appeared to have brought his daughters.

Now I've sent it all… father has brought his two young girls to pose and take pictures at hostage scene #sydneysiege

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

Now I've sent it all… father has brought his two young girls to pose and take pictures at hostage scene #sydneysiege

11:44 AM - 15 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BuzzFeed News saw several more examples, but as the anger over the pictures grows, they have subsequently been deleted.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alan White at alan.white@buzzfeed.com.

Mark Di Stefano is a Media and Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

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