About a year ago, The Oxford dictionary crowned "Selfie" the word of the year and also gave it an official entry into the English dictionary marking a special moment for the "7 billion narcissists all alone together" in the world.

Though the word "Selfie" was born in 2002 in an Australian chat room, the word went unnoticed through the years up until 2012 when people started sharing their self-portraits on the social media.

But why was it named the word of the year?

"Language research conducted by Oxford Dictionaries editors reveals that the frequency of the word selfie in the English language has increased by 17,000% since this time last year," Oxford said in an interview earlier.

In honor of its almost-one-year anniversary, we've put together a list of the most epic selfies ever taken in time – even when selfie wasn't even a word!

1. The Oldest Selfie of the World

The Oldest Selfie of the World
The US Library of Congress

The Library of Congress believes that this portrait of Robert Cornelius is the first ever self-portrait taken in the world  in 1839. It was apparently the first light-picture ever taken and Cornelius clicked the photo while standing in the yard of his family's lamp store in Philadelphia.

2. That Mirror Selfie Jacqueline Kennedy Clicked

Former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy has been one of the most iconic trendsetters in the world and this photo with John F Kennedy and her sister-in-law Ethel shot her stature to a whole new level. By the way, this was a mirror shot taken 60 years ago!

3. The Pope Selfie

Pope Francis is perhaps the most progressive Pope in recent history so when he posed for a few "papal selfies" we were not surprised.

4. The Space Selfie

5. Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney together Selfie!

6. The Oscar Selfie (enough said)

7. The Kim Kardashian Post-pregnancy-body Selfie


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8. The Post-Win Football World Cup Selfie

9. The Official Darth Vader Selfie

A photo posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on

10. The Selfie-in-Selfie Selfie - the "Inception" of Selfies!

And some more epic photos re-imagined as selfies.

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