Most extreme selfies of 2016
But first, a selfie
27 February 2016
When a volcano bubbles over with scorching hot lava, your first instinct might be to run — but this clearly wasn't the case for this tourist who took the time to pose for a selfie at the Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia.
28 April 2016
A Palestinian Hamas supporter takes a selfie during an anti-Israeli rally in Gaza city.
23 August 2016
A man takes a series of selfies as he sits on the ledge of a high-rise building in Hong Kong. He's engaging in an activity known as 'rooftopping' — which sees urban daredevils accessing rooftops to capture skyline photography.
31 August 2016
Alain Robert, a French urban climber, takes a selfie as he stands on top of a building of Paris's La Defense business area.
1 September 2016
Photographer David Fleetham clicks a selfie with a great white shark in the background before entering an underwater cage. This photograph was taken off the the coast of Guadalupe Island, thought to be one of the best places in the world to spot great white sharks.
19 October 2016
A man takes a selfie in front of a fire from oil that has been set ablaze in the Qayyarah area, some 60 kilometres south of Mosul during an operation by Iraqi forces against Islamic State group jihadists to retake the main hub city.
13 December 2016
Syrian pro-government forces take a selfie in the courtyard of the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo. After weeks of heavy fighting, regime forces were poised to take full control of Aleppo, dealing the biggest blow to Syria's rebellion in more than five years of civil war.
- Image: Getty Images
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