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General Colin Powell's 'Throwback Thursday' Selfie Goes Viral

General Colin Powell's 'Throwback Thursday' Selfie Goes Viral

General Colin Powell's throwback Thursday selfie goes viral on Facebook.

Published March 13, 2014

General Colin Powell is officially the original selfie king.

The former Secretary of State posted a black and white photo of himself as a young man snapping a photo with his camera in a bedroom mirror Thursday morning. The "Throwback Thursday" photo went viral on his Facebook page soon after.

"Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!," he wrote in the photo caption.

Powell took a jab at comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, whose selfie during the Academy Awards was a hot topic even days after. The word "selfie" was named "Word of the Year" by Oxford Dictionaries in 2013. 

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(Photo: Colin Powell via Facebook)

Written by Natelege Whaley

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