Tower vies with world’s best for the selfie crown

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Blackpool Tower is one of the most popular spots in the world to take a selfie, according to new statistics.

Tourist attraction site AttractionTix analysed social media to find mentions of travel hotspots alongside the world “selfie”, and have compiled a list of the most popular places to pose for a self-taken self portrait.

Blackpool Tower made the top 40 along with Buckingham Place, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Madame Tussauds London and Stonehenge.

At the top of the list was the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with more than 10,700 posts found so far in 2015, ahead of Disney World in Orlando, Florida and the world’s tallest building - the Burj Khalifa - in Dubai.

Big Ben was in fourth place with over 8,000 posts, just ahead of the Empire State Building in New York, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona and Disneyland Paris. The Colosseum in Rome, Rockefeller Centre in New York and London Bridge completed the top 10.

More than 219 million images tagged with the word “selfie” in order to compile the data, and according to recent figures more than one million selfies are taken every day around the world.