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Meet the 67 emoji candidates for 2016: shrug, selfie arm, 'call me'

Meet the dozens of 2016 candidates ... for the slate of upcoming new emoji.

A total of 67 new emoji -- the colorful symbols like smiley faces and other graphics -- are being considered for rollout next year. That's according to a new document that Unicode, the group that oversees emoji, published on Monday.

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In the faces category, options range from a sneezing character to a clown face in full makeup. Under "people," candidates include an arm taking a selfie, a woman face-palming, a man dancing and a pregnant gal. Food emoji suggestions include a "shallow pan of food" that could be a paella or casserole, or a "stuffed flatbread" that might represent a falafel wrap or gyro.

Other miscellaneous emoji candidates include a "call me" hand signal, slices of bacon, a dying flower, "Mother Christmas" and a shark.

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The cheerful ghost is a popular emoji in the current slate of offerings -- and 67 more emoji are under consideration for a June 2016 rollout.

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Unicode's technical committee -- which rolled out racially diverse emoji earlier this year -- will decide during a May 2016 meeting which of the colorful new emoji options make the cut for a June 2016 rollout.

Here's the full list under consideration (check out the associated emoji here):

  • face with cowboy hat
  • clown face
  • nauseated face
  • rolling on the floor laughing
  • drooling face
  • lying face
  • sneezing face
  • prince
  • man in tuxedo
  • Mother Christmas
  • face palm
  • shrug
  • pregnant woman
  • selfie
  • man dancing
  • call me hand
  • raised back of hand
  • left-facing fist
  • right-facing fist
  • handshake
  • hand with first and second fingers crossed
  • black heart
  • eagle
  • duck
  • bat
  • shark
  • owl
  • fox face
  • butterfly
  • deer
  • gorilla
  • lizard
  • rhinoceros
  • croissant
  • avocado
  • cucumber
  • bacon
  • potato
  • carrot
  • baguette bread
  • green salad
  • shallow pan of food
  • stuffed flatbread
  • clinking glasses
  • tumbler glass
  • spoon
  • octagonal sign
  • shopping trolley
  • scooter
  • motor scooter
  • canoe
  • person doing cartwheel
  • juggling
  • wrestlers
  • boxing glove
  • martial arts uniform
  • water polo
  • handball
  • goal net
  • rifle
  • modern pentathlon
  • fencer
  • first place medal
  • second place medal
  • third place medal
  • drum with drumsticks
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