Behind the Selfie

For better or worse, one of the most talked-about moments from the Mandela memorial was the selfie snapped by Obama and a pair of other global leaders. The image went viral and led to follow-up stories with a variety of weird angles. Roberto Schmidt took the photo of the now famous selfie and shares his own story: “I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have. At the time, I thought the world leaders were simply acting like human beings, like me and you.”

+ A far more interesting photo from that day: The magic moment when W showed Hillary his paintings on Air Force One. Taking selfies. Oversharing. Yeah, folks. They’re people.

+ Speaking of photos, here’s the final installment of the Year in Photos from InFocus.

+ And 18 GIFs that define (well, not really) the year in sports.

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