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At Tour de France, Safety Concerns Arise About Selfies Published: July 11, 2014

REIMS, France — Seeing the Tour de France in person usually involves waiting around, sometimes for hours, to catch a glimpse of riders that often lasts for seconds. Now some people are going through all that trouble to turn their backs on the race, The New York Times reports.

With front-facing cameras now standard equipment on smartphones, an increasing number of spectators lining the Tour’s route are taking selfies with the riders as the background, adding a danger to a sport already fraught with them.

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