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The Best Celebrity Selfies of 2013 (PHOTOS)

Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus play with pasties, Queen Bey takes a meta snap, President Obama strikes a pose, and Kim K. wins the year.

Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus play with pasties, Queen Bey takes a meta snap, President Obama strikes a pose, and Kim K. wins the year in selfies.

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Kim Kardashian

Social media mommy Kim Kardashian broke the Internet this year with this skimpy selfie, arguably the most talked about celebrity selfie of the year.

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Amanda Bynes

This year Amanda Bynes redefined the celebrity meltdown, using a series of tweets and selfies to modernize this child star tradition. In this pic, Bynes perfectly executes the cry for help selfie using a potent blend of partial nudity and extra-strength hair bleach.

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Miley Cyrus

While Miley Cyrus taking a mirror pic in pasties and a wig might seem like a fairly commonplace occurrence, this selfie is actually a Halloween exclusive. Paying homage to Lil’ Kim, this costume is a relatively classy look for the often-controversial Cyrus.

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Nicki Minaj

Speaking of pasties (and when it comes to Nicki Minaj, aren’t we always?), this zen pic proves that Minaj really doesn’t need much to make a selfie: just two pasties, a handful of gold chains, and a serious sense of adventure. This snap also makes a strong argument for making “follow Nicki Minaj on Instagram” your number one New Year’s resolution.

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Justin Bieber

He came, he saw, he selfie’d. 2013 was truly the year of the Bieber, as the young star sparked a myriad of controversies all over the world. Those eyes! Those abs! That intolerable aura of arrogance and entitlement!

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Ricky Gervais and Conan

Ricky Gervais and Conan O’Brien bathing together is a slightly more niche fantasy than Kim Kardashian in a tiny white bodysuit. Still, we’re sure that some die-hard comedy fans embraced this sudsy selfie as a real dream come true. 

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé won Halloween 2013 this year, ingeniously dressing as an Instagram pic…and then Instagramming it. Will Queen Bey ever stop blowing our minds?

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President Obama

Obama said a quick brb to leading the free world to take this silly selfie at the Mandela memorial. Our favorite part of this picture has to be Michelle’s game face; perhaps a testament to who’s really running things in the White House?

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Rihanna and Snoop Dogg

In this far out snap, Rihanna and Snoop Dogg bond over their shared love for social media, child-like cartoons, and, of course, copious amounts of marijuana. According to the caption, the stars aren’t just kicking back; they’re celebrating everyone’s favorite weekly holiday, “#puffpuffpass Tuesdays.”

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Wiz Khalifa

Between Wiz Khalifa and Kim Kardashian, celebs sure taught us a thing or two about parenthood this year. The rapper snapped this selfie during his son’s birth, captioning it “daddy time.”

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The 'Parks and Rec' Cast

As Rashida Jones finished up her final season on Parks and Recreation, she took one last selfie for the road. One van, countless lols.