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Even Politicians Can't Resist Taking Selfies

Awkward smiles all around.

After hundreds of campaign stops amid adoring fans, political candidates are bound to end up in someone's selfie. If these photos compiled by Reuters are any indication, the 2016 presidential field learned that firsthand.

Most of these candidates are no longer in the race, but at least someone has proof on her phone that former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) did indeed run in 2016. 

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders poses for a selfie with supporters at a town hall in Independence, I
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    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders poses for a selfie with supporters at a town hall in Independence, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2016.
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton takes photos with campaign supporters during a campaign rally at the Hal
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    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton takes photos with campaign supporters during a campaign rally at the Hall of Fame Pavilion at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 10, 2016.
  • Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump poses for a selfie with a young audience member onstage at a campaign rally in P
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    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump poses for a selfie with a young audience member onstage at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 16, 2016.
  • A supporter takes a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles
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    A supporter takes a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles on May 5, 2016.
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush poses with a student following a town hall with high school students at La Progresiva Presb
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush poses with a student following a town hall with high school students at La Progresiva Presbyterian School in Miami on Sept. 1, 2015.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie after speaking at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles on
    Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie after speaking at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles on May 5, 2016.
  • Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump takes a selfie with a supporter at a campaign rally in West Chester, Pennsy
    Dominick Reuter / Reuters
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump takes a selfie with a supporter at a campaign rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in April 2016.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) takes selfies with supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Houston on Feb. 24, 2016.
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    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) takes selfies with supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Houston on Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with a voter on primary election day in Philadelphia on&nb
    Dominick Reuter / Reuters
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with a voter on primary election day in Philadelphia on April 26, 2016.
  • A supporter takes a selfie with Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Charleston, West
    Chris Tilley / Reuters
    A supporter takes a selfie with Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, on May 5, 2016.
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker takes a selfie with supporters during a visit at a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership in Las V
    David Becker / Reuters
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker takes a selfie with supporters during a visit at a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership in Las Vegas on July 14, 2015.
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with supporters after a campaign rally at the South Caroli
    Chris Keane / Reuters
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with supporters after a campaign rally at the South Carolina Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, on Nov. 21, 2015.
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) poses for a selfie before speaking at the New Hampshire Forum on Addiction and Heroin
    Brian Snyder / Reuters
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) poses for a selfie before speaking at the New Hampshire Forum on Addiction and Heroin Epidemic in Hooksett, New Hampshire, on Jan. 5, 2016.
  • Ben Carson poses for a selfie with public information administrator Deborah Rivers in the gift shop at the State House in Con
    Brian Snyder / Reuters
    Ben Carson poses for a selfie with public information administrator Deborah Rivers in the gift shop at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, on Nov. 20, 2015.
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) poses for a selfie with an audience member after speaking at the First in the Nation Republican L
    Brian Snyder / Reuters
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) poses for a selfie with an audience member after speaking at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 18, 2015.
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with audience members at a campaign town hall meeting
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    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with audience members at a campaign town hall meeting in Salem, New Hampshire, on Dec. 8, 2015.
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush poses for a selfie before a VFW town hall event in Merrimack, New Hampshire, on August 19, 2015.
    Dominick Reuter / Reuters
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush poses for a selfie before a VFW town hall event in Merrimack, New Hampshire, on August 19, 2015.
  • Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump takes a selfie with a supporter as he prepares to leave a campaign event in
    Chris Keane / Reuters
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump takes a selfie with a supporter as he prepares to leave a campaign event in Anderson, South Carolina, on Oct. 19, 2015.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) poses for pictures with students shooting "selfies" after confirming his candidacy for the 2016
    Chris Keane / Reuters
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) poses for pictures with students shooting "selfies" after confirming his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election race during a speech at Liberty College in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 23, 2015.
  • Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson poses for a selfie with students at the Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and M
    Rebecca Cook / Reuters
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson poses for a selfie with students at the Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine in Detroit on May 4, 2015.
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton shoots a selfie with a supporter in the crowd as U.S. Secret Service age
    Carlos Barria / Reuters
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton shoots a selfie with a supporter in the crowd as U.S. Secret Service agents look on after she spoke at her campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 8, 2016.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with a supporter during a campaign event in Hanover, New
    Dominick Reuter / Reuters
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with a supporter during a campaign event in Hanover, New Hampshire, on July 3, 2015.
  • Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) poses for a selfie with Elaine Bouse during a campaign stop at the Food Truck Bas
    Chris Keane / Reuters
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) poses for a selfie with Elaine Bouse during a campaign stop at the Food Truck Bash in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, on May 31, 2015.
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