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It's officially a thing...
Leaders from around the world are really into taking selfies.
I suppose it was only a matter of time, given the popularity of selfie-taking among the general public.
So, of course, the question becomes, which world leader takes the best selfies?
Here's a few world leader selfie samples for you to judge...
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Emmanuel Macron - President of France
A strong case can be made that French President Emmanuel Macron is the king of politician selfies.
After all, this guy made a Macron Selfie Generator that superimposes a Macron selfie into any image that you upload.
The young president is often asked to pose for selfies, and it appears that he is more than happy to oblige.
Theresa May - British Prime Minister
At the @V_and_A last night @EmmanuelMacron and I were proud to celebrate the extraordinary values and the talented people who link our countries. More than a century on from the “entente cordiale” let us celebrate our own “entente chaleureuse”. #UKFRsummit pic.twitter.com/X6jUQ8IC3r— Theresa May (@theresa_may) January 19, 2018
Sometimes world leaders get together in the same selfie. I'm just assuming that this is like seeing Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster - a rare and mythical occurrence...
Above, Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May (front, far left) pose for the camera with a group of smiling folks.
Though May doesn't get as much credit for her selfie-taking as other world leaders on this list, she throws quite a few out there, posing with her constituents on a consistent basis (sometimes she even gives them fist bumps!).
Justin Trudeau - Canadian Prime Minister
But he isn't just the master of the selfie. He's one of a number of young world leaders that understand the power of social media as a whole to connect with the people he serves.
In fact, Trudeau's Instagram habits have also been analyzed and found to strengthen people's opinion of him as an optimistic and strong leader.
Perhaps most shocking, Trudeau is the kind of selfie-taker that will pause for one immediately after being sworn-in to office, as shown above. Talk about commitment to the 'gram!
Angela Merkel - German Chancellor
Another world leader whose selfie skills are vastly underappreciated is German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In fact, back in 2014, her rapid-fire selfies with members of Germany's World Cup Soccer Team became something of legend.
For a leader that is often quite stoic and focused, the fact that she let loose and posed for selfies left and right truly endeared her to the German people.
That's the power of the selfie, right?!
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Barack Obama - Former President of the United States
Though President Obama is no longer in office, he's still got plenty of sway on the world stage.
That includes a long and storied history of selfies, usually with adoring fans, and sometimes, as shown above, with famous science guys, too.
The reason? They found that people were approaching them with phone in hand, seeking only a selfie, instead of approaching them with hand extended and eyes meeting theirs to have a genuine introduction and conversation.
You have to give it to the Obamas for wanting to elevate the quality of their interactions with their fans!
Vivian Balakrishnan - Singapore's Foreign Minister
Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan might not be a name or face that's as recognized as much as the other world leaders on this list.
But he does have the distinction for taking the first-known selfie with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un just a few days ago while Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump were in town for their historic summit.
Whether these selfies were taken with normal everyday people, celebrities, or reclusive dictators, one thing remains the same - the power of photography is undeniable in bringing people together.
That makes me wonder...is the key to world peace to take more selfies?
Doubtful. But at least we can judge world leaders on their ability to pose for the camera!