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    Smartphone self-portraits are now so prevalent that Britain's Oxford University Press has crowned "selfie," the name the public has given them, as the word the year for 2013. "Selfies" are especially popular with fans who want an arm's length close-up of them standing cheek to cheek with their idols. Here is a gallery of "selfies" from around the world.
    In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, file photo Michelle Obama, left, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., takes a picture with a supporter after speaking at a rally at Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio. Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Tony Dejak | AP
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    In this Sept. 5, 2012, file photo, provided by NASA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor), flight engineer, installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Aki Hoshide | AP
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    File - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, file photo Actress Meryl Streep uses her IPhone to take a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala at the State Department in Washington. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Kevin Wolf | AP
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    File - In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 file photo Kim Kardashian, left, is surrounded by her fans who are attempting to have their photographs taken with her as she leaves a radio station in Melbourne, Australia. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Mal Fairclough | AP
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    File - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, file photo Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham poses for a photograph with unidentified fan during a media event, in a sports store, on the Champs Elysees Avenue, in Paris. Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Francois Mori | AP
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    File - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013 file photo U.S. actor Brad Pitt poses for a photo with a fan upon arrival at the South Korea premiere of his latest film "World War Z" in Seoul. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Ahn Young-joon | AP
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    FILE - In this file photo Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 released Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 by Miss Deborah Arcelli and taken on a mobile phone by her son Riccardo, second from left, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Uncredited | AP
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    FILE - In this file photo Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
    Uncredited | AP
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