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As the selfie continues to grow in popularity, so do the selfie bans. Taking a selfie is not always a harmless act. Priceonomics found that since 2014, 49 people have died while trying to take photos of themselves. After two recent deaths, police in Mumbai, India, decided to do something about it. Officials have banned selfies in 16 zones around the city.
Class discussion: Do you take selfies? Why or why not? Are you a fan of selfies taken in dangerous places, like the edge of a cliff or next to a wild animal? Are people who take and post online photos or videos of themselves just trying to get attention? Or, is it just a normal activity? How interested are you in other people's selfies? Do you think people are very interested in your selfies?
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