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With selfies, the world turns the camera on itself

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Stuck on a ledge halfway up a 3,000-foot (1,000-meter) cliff in Oman, his climbing rope sliced in two by sharp rocks, Jimmy Chin did what anyone else would have done in his predicament. He took a selfie. 

US President Barack Obama (R), British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt pose for a selfie during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013

"I had some time to figure out what I was going to do," said Chin, a National Geographic photographer whose images of extreme climbing by the Straits of Hormuz appear in the magazine's January issue.

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