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From Rio to Rome, a battle for selfie supremacy

The selfie epidemic reaches global proportions

AFP, RIO DE JANEIRO

In the US, at Mather Point on the majestic Grand Canyon’s south rim, picture-taking is constant, but some go to extremes — and the very edge of the cliff.

“We can see well enough from here,” British tourist Kathryn Kelly said, looking at a woman in an especially risky spot. “I don’t see the point stepping closer to the edge.”

In South Korea, taking selfies is practically a national sport. To mark his 100 days in office, President Moon Jae-in shot a selfie video message.

North Korea seems to be the last place on Earth immune from selfie fever, where people prefer more traditional pictures.

Nevertheless, the country’s leader Kim Jong-un has posed for two selfies — with a Singaporean minister and a Russian journalist.

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