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TODAY's Selfie Awards: 9 most memorable of the year

Nov. 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM ET

Video: Oxford Dictionaries has designated “selfie,” meaning a self-portrait taken with a smartphone, as the international word of the year. Marking the occasion, Tamron Hall quizzes the TODAY team on a couple of selfie-related terms.

'Tis true: 2013 is the year of the selfie. Oxford Dictionaries made it official Monday, announcing it as their Word of the Year 2013. 

The venerable authority on language revealed that the frequency of the word has increased by 17,000 percent since this time last year. (In case you're lost on what we're talking about — umm, where have you been? — see below.) 

selfie noun, informal
(also selfy; plural selfies)
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website

We've featured our personal favorites throughout the year, but want to know: What's your favorite selfie of the year? Scroll to the bottom to vote!

The first lady snapped an afternoon shot with Bo on the White House lawn. Bo just loves the presidential landscaping.

Brody Ryan's romantic blunder didn't get him a date, but it did inspire the cool kids in town (like Natalie) to imitate his “StarbucksDrakeHands.”

Beyonce is amazing in everything she does — like that time she chopped off her hair and debuted the pixie cut on Instagram

Aren't moms the best? Chelsea Clinton agrees, which is awesome.

Warning: Do not sacrifice your life for a good selfie. Tampa Bay Rays sideline reporter Kelly Nash learned that the hard way (almost).

We already established that Beyonce's amazing, but it was a mid-performance pose that left us — and 15-year-old Valentina Attard — speechless.

The side-boob seen ‘round the world! Kim Kardashian sent this out to disprove baby-body haters, and Kanye tweeted his approval. It made headline news for days. 

Florida high schooler Malik Whiter captured the ultimate "action selfie" when he tweeted a shot of himself in the foreground — and his pregnant (and in labor!) teacher in the background.

Pope Francis proved he's a man of the people when he smiled for a selfie at the Vatican.

Pope Francis poses with youths in Saint Peter's Basilica in August.
L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters
Pope Francis poses with youths in Saint Peter's Basilica in August.


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