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US man, 65, aims to beat Oscars selfie retweet record

A 65-year-old man from Texas is hoping his equivalent to Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie will become the most retweeted post on the social network site.

Terry Shipman had just five followers when he tweeted this picture with his two dogs:

It now has over 145,000 retweets - a long way from Ellen's three million record.

He told NBC's Today show: "I took that photograph, tweeted it to my son, then he and his roommate retweeted it a couple times, and then their phones started blowing up...I was just totally amazed. It was just kind of as a lark,” he said.

But now a cruise company from his hometown have offered him a holiday if he can reach 1.5 million retweets. They have also started the hashtag #sendterrytotheislands to get him there.

Terry also revealed: "I have to silence my phone because it’s just constantly going off.”

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F-16 fighter jet pilot posts selfie while launching missile

An F-16 fighter jet pilot has posted a selfie while launching missile, unleashing the weapon during a training exercise.

An F-16 fighter jet pilot . Credit: Royal Danish Air Force

The dramatic photo also shows the pilot wearing a high tech, Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS), that allows a pilot to cue and target weapons against enemy aircraft by pointing their head at an enemy.

The air-to-air missile, fired by the Royal Danish Air Force, was an AIM-9L/M.

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar Selfie gets the LEGO treatment

Ochre Jelly's LEGO Oscar selfie Credit: ochre_jelly/Flickr

Ellen DeGeneres' now famous Oscars selfie generated 3,250,761 retweets, but it has now been recreated by Master LEGO artist 'Ochre Jelly', AKA Iain Heath.

Ellen had also told everyone to retweet her Oscars selfie, but Iain told ITV News: "I thought she said 'rebuild' it ...in LEGO!"

He said: "I started building the morning after the Oscars, and after a roughly 12 hour stint, it was finished."

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie on her Twitter page. Credit: Ellen Degeneres/Twitter

Homer Simpson posts Oscars selfie parody

Homer Simpson joined in with the parodies of Ellen Degeneres' Oscars selfie, with the character's official Twitter account posting this picture:

He was quickly picked up by Hollywood star Kevin Spacey, who had his own revelation about Degeneres' snap.

The actor wrote "U think @HomerJSimpson had it bad? I was standing on @JohnStamos [actor] head!".

French reporters take 'selfies' with Obama and Hollande

French journalists have indulged in a few "selfies" in the Oval office while accompanying their president, Francois Hollande, on his trip to the United States.

A reporter for Le Monde took this self portrait, with Mr Hollande and Barack Obama clearly visible in the background.

President Obama is no stranger to selfies, having controversially taken a picture of himself with David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

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Ed Miliband joins Lily Allen in 'Lilliband selfie'

Lily Allen has posted a "selfie" with Labour leader Ed Miliband on her Instagram account, writing, "#lilliband lol".

Lily Allen smiles with Ed Miliband in a 'selfie'. Credit: Instagram/lilyAllen

Joey Essex's 'selfie with my mate Ed Miliband'

After the Prime Minister's infamous "selfie" with Barack Obama and the Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, Ed Miliband has posed for a similar picture with Joey Essex, the star of ITV2 reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex.

The pair were at the Millies - the Sun's Military Awards - tonight in London.

Danish PM: Cameron-Obama 'selfie' was 'kind of funny'

The Danish prime minister will not be sharing the "selfie" she took with David Cameron and Barack Obama, broadcaster DR Forsiden reported.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt jokingly journalists today the rest of the world will not see the famous photograph because "it was not a very good picture".

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and US President Barack Obama at the memorial. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Asked about the criticism that it was inappropriate to take a "selfie" during Nelson Mandela's memorial service, Ms Thorning-Schmidt replied, "Basically it was a festive event which celebrated a man who has lived 95 years and achieved so much in his life".

She said there were lots of photographs being taken of President Obama that day, adding, "I thought it was kind of funny".

She is the daughter-in-law to the former Labour leader Lord Kinnock.

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