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Colin Powell Was Taking Selfies Before It Was Cool

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has already won Throwback Thursday (#tbt) this week, the Instagram trend in which people post photos of their younger selves on the social network. He wrote: “Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!”

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Powell seems to be trying to beat the record selfie that talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took with celebrities at the Academy Awards. That image, posted to Twitter, became the most retweeted tweet ever.

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