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Under the immense Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro and its picturesque Guanabara Bay, dozens of tourists jockey for position to get selfies with the stunning panoramic view illuminated by the setting sun. A tangle of arms and selfie sticks are lifted for solo shots, couple snaps, family photos: getting the perfect picture with the statue or Sugarloaf Mountain in the background is the goal. Ending up with other tourists taking selfies in the frame.Philippe, a young French engineer on holiday in Brazil who has Christlike long hair, positions himself in front of the imposing Christ the Redeemer statue, an Art Deco work made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.In August last year, police had to separate two groups of tourists who had come to blows when they wanted to take a selfie at the same spot.North Korea seems to be the last place on Earth immune from selfie fever, where people prefer more traditional pictures.
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