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  • 18 May 2014, 11:40

Revealed: The Selfie-Centre Of The World

More selfies are taken in London than anywhere else in the world, according to analysis of 6.3 million social media posts.

Some 14% of all the selfies taken were captured in the UK capital.

Attractions such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace were the most popular locations for the snaps, according to Suggestme.com.

The website analysed 6.3 million posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

It found New York was the second most popular location for a selfie, thanks largely to the Statue of Liberty.

The Dutch city of Amsterdam was in third place, with the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum the most common backdrops.

Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Sydney, Istanbul and Athens all feature in the top 10.

The Colosseum in Rome was the most popular selfie destination overall.

A selfie is a self-taken photograph popular among social media users.

In 2013 it was named Oxford Dictionary's word of the year.

At this year's Oscars, host Ellen DeGeneres broke a Twitter record with a selfie alongside Hollywood royalty such as Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep. It was retweeted more than three millions times.

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