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    Bear selfies are banned at Lake Tahoe in California

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    Hate them or be them – but you can’t ignore the selfie-obsessed. Clicked at weird and insane places, selfies in our social media feed are often irksome.Picture yourself standing at one of the most photogenic places in the world and then your view is blocked by some random guy wielding a giant pole attached to his cell phone. Irritating, right?

    And if you are guilty too, consider this a heads up. These 8 places, if in your bucket list, are among the few places around that have banned selfies. If a trip is on the cards, better be prepared!

    1. Disneyland, California

    Disneyland has banned selfie sticks at all its theme parks

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    Next time you are at any Disney park, do not try taking that selfie you have been waiting for. It’s prohibited and punishable with a fine.

    2. Colosseum , Italy

    No more selfies at Colosseum

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    “The amount of physical space that the attendees occupy while taking a selfie not only blocks the movement but also poses threat to the fragile items on display.” – the authorities at the historic monument shared with a daily newspaper.

    3. Mecca, Saudi Arabia

    People are discouraged to take selfies during Haj at Mecca

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    Taking a selfie at Mecca is unacceptable. It is believed that the act of clicking a selfie distracts people from the prayers and rituals.

    4. Pampolina, Spain

    Who would take a selfie while the bulls race behind you

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    Wonder what was the need for this rule! Anyway, it’s unimaginable to think of people clicking selfies while the beasts run after them.


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    5. New York State

    New York State has banned posing with any big Cat

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    After a disturbing number of “tiger selfies” appeared online, the New York state made posing with a big cat illegal. So no more selfies with a lion or a tiger.

    6. Lake Tahoe, California

    Bear selfies are banned at Lake Tahoe in California

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    The ban is not only for human safety, it is also for the bears out there as the area gets flooded with people taking selfies with bears.

    7.  Garoupe, France

    Garoupe beach in France has signboards to discourage selfies

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    In order to let travelers enjoy their moments, tourism advocates have denounced selfies in some parts of this popular beach. Two sections have signboards to indicate spots that are “No Braggie Zones.”

    8. Australian Open Tennis, Melbourne

     Players and fans are discouraged to click selfies near the court

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    During the 2015 tournament, the organizers have banned selfies along the courts. However, there are 20 designated spots in the stadium to take selfies.

    How can you enjoy Eiffel tower, or for that matter any beautiful place, if you spend hours clicking selfies? Also, recent news of accidents while taking selfies have raised a lot of concerns. Create memories, but not at the risk of life— self as well as others—or heritage.


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