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The 25 Most Important Selfies Of 2014

One year after becoming the official word of 2013, the "selfie" is now officially mainstream. Here are 2014's most significant.

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1. The Ellen at the Oscars selfie.

Revealed later to be a promotional gimmick for Samsung, Ellen DeGeneres' group selfie at the 2014 Oscars quickly broke the record for the most retweeted tweet of all time and currently stands at almost 3.4 million retweets.
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Revealed later to be a promotional gimmick for Samsung, Ellen DeGeneres' group selfie at the 2014 Oscars quickly broke the record for the most retweeted tweet of all time and currently stands at almost 3.4 million retweets.

2. The happy camel selfie.

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This impossibly stoked camel was snapped by Egyptian photographer Hossam Atef Farouk.

3. The Queen Elizabeth II photobomb:

Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! 😄 👑 #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames

Jayde Taylor@_JaydeTaylorFollow

Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames

7:24 AM - 24 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. The Glenn Greenwald/Ed Snowden selfie.

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5. The Katy Perry/Joe Biden selfie.

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6. ...and the selfie Joe Biden took with this guy.

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7. The lemur selfie.

Bekily at the London Zoo has mastered sparrowface.
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Bekily at the London Zoo has mastered sparrowface.

8. The brunch with Taylor and Lorde selfie.

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9. The incredible plane crash selfie.

After his plane crashed off the coast of Hawaii, passenger Ferdinand Puentes grabbed his GoPro camera and shot this terrifying and amazing video.
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After his plane crashed off the coast of Hawaii, passenger Ferdinand Puentes grabbed his GoPro camera and shot this terrifying and amazing video.

10. The Oprah and Idris Elba selfie.

My first selfie. Love @idriselba! #imageawards

Oprah Winfrey@OprahFollow

My first selfie. Love @idriselba! #imageawards

10:40 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. This dog selfie.

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I mean.

12. The allegedly photoshopped Kim Kardashian butt selfie.

Are those wavy lines due to Photoshop, poor floor tile design or a sexy ghost trying to join in the selfie? We may never be sure.
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Are those wavy lines due to Photoshop, poor floor tile design or a sexy ghost trying to join in the selfie? We may never be sure.

13. The #elfie.

World's first "elfie"? This is what happened when a zoo elephant found a visitor's phone http://t.co/TnYPK2Cv2z

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World's first "elfie"? This is what happened when a zoo elephant found a visitor's phone http://t.co/TnYPK2Cv2z

11:29 AM - 29 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. All of the selfies Liam Payne took in this Vine.

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15. The controversial Auschwitz selfie.

Defending herself against the outrage, Breanna Mitchell said she studied World War II history with her father, who died before the two were able to visit the site, and that she was smiling because she was happy to make it to see the historical site.
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Defending herself against the outrage, Breanna Mitchell said she studied World War II history with her father, who died before the two were able to visit the site, and that she was smiling because she was happy to make it to see the historical site.

16. The Jimmy Kimmel with the Clintons selfie.

Today @CGIU MT @jimmykimmel: @TheEllenShow- 3 Clintons & a Kimmel @BillClinton @ChelseaClinton #selfie

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Today @CGIU MT @jimmykimmel: @TheEllenShow- 3 Clintons & a Kimmel @BillClinton @ChelseaClinton #selfie

12:36 AM - 23 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. ...and the Demi Lovato/Bill Clinton selfie.

Too excited to filter this... NO BIG DEAL - #Selfieswiththeprez.... @billclinton - so nice to meet you!!!!

Demi Lovato@ddlovatoFollow

Too excited to filter this... NO BIG DEAL - #Selfieswiththeprez.... @billclinton - so nice to meet you!!!!

10:32 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. NASA's global selfie.

For Earth Day 2014, NASA collected almost 37,000 selfies from people around the world and combined them for this awesome interactive selfie map.

19. The Beyoncé side-eye selfie.

NOTE: If you try to photograph Bey on the sly at lunch, she WILL see you.
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NOTE: If you try to photograph Bey on the sly at lunch, she WILL see you.

20. The Nye-l deGrasse Tysobama selfie.

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21. The Thelma & Louise 23 years later selfie.

Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouise

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Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouise

5:24 PM - 19 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. The running with the bulls selfie.

Police later went on a hunt for a man who took a photo while running with the bulls in Pamplona, who they say owed a fine for putting himself and others in danger.
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Police later went on a hunt for a man who took a photo while running with the bulls in Pamplona, who they say owed a fine for putting himself and others in danger.

23. The Nicki Minaj no-makeup selfie.

Not all of them were selfies, prompting the very important question... who took them??
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Not all of them were selfies, prompting the very important question... who took them??

24. The Paul McCartney/Warren Buffett selfie

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Tom White, a teen from Nebraska, went viral with this photo he snapped of the pair, who were improbably eating ice cream together in the Midwest. (Buffett owns a home in Omaha.)

25. And Colin Powell's original 60-years-ago selfie.

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The coolest #TBT.

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