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The 101 Most Important Selfies Of All Time

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100. The "My Parents Out-Selfied Me"

Via Twitter: @perianderson

Why It Matters: Imagine the implications of being out-selfied by your parents. Every moment before you snap, you'll stop and think to yourself, What if mom sees this? OK, don't make a duck face.

99. The First Hashtag

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Why It Matters: Because it's the first recorded use of #selfie on Instagram.

98. The Whitemare

Why It Matters: Because Juggalos and Vanilla Ice still exist, and they're at large in New York City.

94. The Post-Pregnancy Selfie

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Why It Matters: Because everyone was dying to see Kim after North was born.

93. The Screw Martial Law Selfie

But first, let me take a selfie. #coup #thailand

Mina Fayek@minafayek

But first, let me take a selfie. #coup #thailand

7:04 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because how else would you pass the time during a coup?

86. The Sochi Gold

.@Jme_Anderson's #SochiSelfie with her hard-earned hardware:

NBC Olympics@NBCOlympics

.@Jme_Anderson's #SochiSelfie with her hard-earned hardware:

10:32 PM - 09 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because winning Olympic gold ain't easy.

84. The Locked-Up Snap

Why It Matters: Because if cops take your weed, it doesn't mean you can't have a good time.

83. The Pre-Purchased Selfie

Via redd.it

Why It Matters: Because what's more fun than taking a photo on a tablet you had no intention of purchasing? Think of all the lives you'll change, all the sad children that will be forced to touch your face.

71. The Snacking Panda Bear

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Why It Matters: Because if you're going to take a selfie with a chill panda, you're going to do it on the panda's time. In fact, the bear won't stop to smile, it won't wink, it will enjoy a snack during your selfie, and you're going to love every moment.

68. The Double Grump

Via redd.it

Why It Matters: Because Peter Dinklage and Grumpy Cat share the same eye color, the same furry stache, and the same grump expression that every human, every being across the universe shares inside them.

66. The Crimea Invasion

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Why It Matters: Because this woman is not shy.

64. The Pre-Commencement-Speech Selfie

Via redd.it

Why It Matters: Because if you're going to inspire your classmates, you need more than words — you're going to need emotion, guts, and a badass selfie that will last a lifetime and make you forget about the unemployment line.

56. The Antelope Canyon

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Why It Matters: Because this couple is awesome, but the canyon is awesomer.

54. The Fear and Loathing in San Juan

22 year old Hunter S. Thompson's selfie, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1960

History In Pictures@HistoryInPix

22 year old Hunter S. Thompson's selfie, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1960

2:16 AM - 06 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because who knows what kind of craziness Hunter S. Thompson was thinking when he took this photo.

47. The Presidential Selfie

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Why It Matters: Because these two can run the country and snap selfies like none other.

45. The Kimmel, Clinton Challenge

.@TheEllenShow- No Brad Cooper but 3 Clintons & a Kimmel @BillClinton @HillaryClinton @ChelseaClinton #selfie

Jimmy Kimmel@jimmykimmel

.@TheEllenShow- No Brad Cooper but 3 Clintons & a Kimmel @BillClinton @HillaryClinton @ChelseaClinton #selfie

10:21 PM - 22 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because they're calling out Ellen.

44. The Splash Tub

Why It Matters: Because this is the only appropriate bathtub selfie.

39. The Dudes

Via redd.it

Why It Matters: Because sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time ’n place, his selfies fit right in there — and that’s the Dude, in Los Angeles.

35. The Breakout Stars

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Why It Matters: Because Lupita and Aaron are two of the biggest and exciting people in Hollywood.

32. Three Regular Bros

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Why It Matters: Because this would be an awesome hangout.

27. On Top of the World

Dean Carriere / Via Twitter: @GoPro

Why It Matters: Because if you're gong to suit up, mask up, ready all your safety gear, and actually climb Mount Everest, you might as well take a selfie.

17. #Blessed by the Pope

Why It Matters: Because Pope Francis is a boss.

14. The "Most Dangerous" Selfie Ever

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Why It Matters: Because this reporter is super lucky she didn't catch that fly ball to the side of her head.

11. The All-American

Here is Jacqueline Kennedy's selfie of 60 years ago with sister-in-law Ethel & JFK (in mirror): #Mcinnis

Michael Beschloss@BeschlossDC

Here is Jacqueline Kennedy's selfie of 60 years ago with sister-in-law Ethel & JFK (in mirror): #Mcinnis

5:39 PM - 13 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because Ethel, Jackie, and John's mirror selfie is just plain awesome.

10. The "You Can Vote Me Into Office But First"

Why It Matters: You don't win the largest democratic election in history without posting high-quality tweets.

9. From Inside the Riot Van

Selfie dediğin polis otosunda gözaltındayken ๾kilir (7 Mart)

Ali Emre MazlumoÄŸlu@AEMazlumoglu

Selfie dediğin polis otosunda gözaltındayken ๾kilir (7 Mart)

7:25 PM - 10 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because these Turkish protestors are the epitome of badass.

6. You Can Go Into Labor But First

Selfie with my teacher while she having contractions

Malik .@SpideyNikka

Selfie with my teacher while she having contractions

9:20 AM - 15 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: Because he took a selfie of his teacher having contractions.

2. The Most Popular Selfie in the World

If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow

If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

10:06 PM - 02 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why It Matters: It's literally the most popular selfie on Twitter.