These Are The Absolute Best Selfies of 2014

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The Best Selfies of 2014

Dubai selfie
Via Alexandr Remnev.

Whoa, okay... talk about awe-inspiring! These crazy Russian guys managed to take a death-defying selfie atop Dubai's tallest residential tower, Princess Towers.  Better them than us!

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Oscar Selfie

Via @TheEllenShow.

One of the best selfies of the year happened during January's Academy Awards ceremony, when celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Spacey. This mega-star image was tweeted out by Oscar host Ellen Degeneres, and the tweet basically broke Twitter and set records by surpassing 1,300,000 retweets in just one hour.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Running With The Bulls

Running With Bulls Selfie
Via Getty Images/RAFA RIVAS/AFP.

Is this bravery or just sheer stupidity?!

When this unidentified man took a selfie of himself during the annual running with the bulls in Pamploma, Spain, authorities decided that he fell squarely into the "stupid" category. They began a country-wide manhunt, but he was never found.  

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The Best Selfies of 2014: This Camera-Challenged Lady

Backwards camera selfie
Via Twitter/@bryanwx.

This poor lady was just trying to capture some memories at the Sochi Olympics when... this happened.

It's okay, ma'am. These things happen.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Kicked In The Head

Via YouTube/Jared Michael.

This is what happens when you try to take a selfie with a moving train!

YouTuber Jared Michael inexplicably decided to take a video selfie in front of a moving train while vacationing in Peru.  He claimed he was "at a safe distance" from the speeding locomotive, but the train's engineer clearly didn't think so, because as the engine passed behind the teenager the man stuck out his leg and kicked Michael squarely upside the head.

This is why Jared made my list of 5 Totally Epic Selfie FAILS. 

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Plane Crash Selfie

Plane Crash Selfie
Via Facebook/Ferd-Tina Puentes.

After you've been in a terrifying plane crash, isn't YOUR first instinct to snap a selfie?

No?  Well why not?

When Ferdinand Puentes and nine other passengers were involved in a plane crash off the coast of Hawaii, Puentes whipped out his GoPro and filmed the whole ordeal. His last shot was of himself with the sinking fuselage behind him.  Everybody was rescued by the Coast Guard an hour later, so all's well that ends well!

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Run Selfie, Run

Via Instagram/kellykkroberts.

Kelly Roberts decided to add a little extra incentive to running NYC New York City Marathon this year by snapping twenty selfies with unsuspecting male runners who were grunting their way to the finish line. She shared the photos on her blog, RunSelfieRepeat, and the silly selfies went viral pretty much immediately. 

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett selfie
Via Instagram/speeeeeeed_of_white.

How cool (and odd) is this?!

This teen managed to snap a selfie with non other than Sir Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett lounging on a bench behind him. File this one under "Weird, but Awesome!"

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The Best Selfies of 2014: The Photobombing Queen


Remember that time that Her Royal Highness photobombed a pair of Australian hockey players at The Commonwealth Games?  That was awesome.

Btw, this isn't the first time that Queen Elizabeth II has made our "best of the year" list.  She was also one of the 10 Best Memes of 2012. 

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The Best Selfies of 2014: The Photobombing Spider

Courtesy: S0lvingsecrets.tumblr.

These two girls were just lounging in bed, taking pics of themselves (yup), when suddenly a spider photobombed them.  And it was glorious.  You can see the whole sequence of images over on Geekologie.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Artistic Selfies

Via Tumblr.

Danish Art Director Olivia Muus created a funny new trend in selfies this year when she decided to tweak a few famous paintings to give them a more modern feel.  You can check out more of her creations on her Tumblr blog, Museum of Selfies.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Daaa-aaaad!

Via Failblog.

Some parents just want to watch the world burn. Others just live to embarrass their kids.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Got Buttcracks?

Via Instagram.

In March, one intrepid man attended the annual Magic: The Gathering Tournament in order to do God's work: Snap selfies of himself with exposed buttcracks. Lots and lots of buttcracks. You can check out all fifteen funny images over on Reddit.

See also: 20 People Caught Taking Ridiculous Selfies.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: With Christ The Redeemer

Via The Flash Pack.

Proving that he has absolutely no fear of heights, British photographer Lee Thompson climbed atop the famous 124-foot Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in order to take these death-defying selfies.  Better him than us, right?  Yikes.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Thelma & Louise

Via Twitter.

In June 2014, actresses Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis recreated their very famous selfie from their classic 1991 film

.  In related news, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon apparently stopped aging about twenty years ago.

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Smiling Camel

Camel Selfie
Via Imgur/magpiesam.

This isn't the first time that a camel selfie has taken the internet by storm, but this camel is certainly one of the happiest ever!  Just look at that big, goofy grin!  (The camel is cute too).

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The Best Selfies of 2014

Volcano Selfie
Via Twitter/@georgekourounis.

This explorer took a selfie while inside a volcano. Just TRY to top that!

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Goat Selfie

goat selfie
Via Reddit/supremod.

First we had those hilarious Screaming Goat videos taking over the internet, now we've got goat selfies.  Not baaaaaaaad.  (I'm sorry)

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Joe Biden's Very First Selfie

Joe Biden and Obama selfie
Via Instagram/vp.

In 2014, the Veep took his very first selfie EVER, and who better to share the limelight than the President of the United States? Not too shabby, Joe!

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The Best Selfies of 2014: Kim Kardashian's Fun House Mirror Selfie

Courtesy: Kim Kardashian, Instagram.

Last but not least, When Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna posed for this bathroom booty selfie, they didn't count on being called out for Photoshopping their pic. Sadly, Photoshopping their own selfies has become really common for Kim and other celebrities!  What's up with that? You ladies already look great; knock it off!

NEXT UP:  Speaking of awesome selfies, here are 25 of our favorite celebrities taking really silly (and funny!) selfies.