"Selfie" has emerged as the word of 2013, according to Oxford Dictionaries.
It refers to self-taken photos that have become increasingly popular on social media sites over the last year.
Here are a selection of close ups from this morning after an request on ITV News' Twitter and Facebook pages.
BBC Radio 4 newsreader Susan Rae posted this one Twitter with the caption: "Just broadcast that 'Selfie' is OED word of the year. Thank god twerk didn't win."
Stars like Rihanna and Beyonce allegedly have an "instassistant" to take and post flattering self-portraits online. This dog appears to have enlisted the services of her owner.