Strike a pose: Up close and personal with a 'selfie'

Up close and personal with Daybreak presenters Matt Barbet and Ranvir Singh Credit: Matt Barbet

"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."

Sy Ewing took a snap from under his duvet Credit: Facebook
Bheng Durano enjoys an early morning beverage. Credit: Facebook
Fatima Shakira with her son Muhamoud Credit: Fatima Shakira
Gillian Shaw strikes a pose for her black and white self-portrait
John Holmes made sure he did not miss this Mallard train. Credit: Twitter/JohnDenise14
Three is certainly not a crowd in this photo Credit: Twitter/DanStitchJones

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.

Maisie and her owner Credit: Twitter/MarkelWilson