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Photos: Ellen’s Oscar selfie sets social media record

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Posted at 11:53 PM, Mar 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-03 01:54:54-05

(CNN) Ellen DeGeneres managed to set a social media record with a celebrity-filled selfie that was retweeted more times than any photograph in Twitter history. She went into the audience and gathered a number of stars — including Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Bradley Cooper, who shot the image — and encouraged people to send it around the Internet. She had a pretty good head start, given that she has more than 25 million followers on Twitter.

See the embedded tweet above for the number of favorites and retweets the record-breaking selfie has received. The tweet below shows the selfie from behind.