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The art of the 'Sturgeon selfie'
By SP_COP on December 22, 2014 | From www.bbc.com
The art of the 'Sturgeon selfie' The selfie is the biggest photographic trend of recent years and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has become a well-known practitioner.

Ms Sturgeon, who has pledged to be most accessible first minister ever, makes regular use of social media - and in particular Twitter - to get her message across and give the public a glimpse of life as FM.

Here's a look at some classic Sturgeon selfies.

Within days of becoming first minister in November came Ms Sturgeon's expected cabinet reshuffle.

Traditionally, ministers are required to come and go from the FM's official residence at Bute House as journalists stand outside asking whether they've been hired or fired.

This time round, Ms Sturgeon got proceedings under way by tweeting a selfie of her and John Swinney, to announce he had become Scotland's new deputy first minister.

However, she refrained from posting selfies of every new member of the cabinet, instead opting for a more standard government press release.

Ms Sturgeon - whose followers on Twitter have more than tripled this year - posted a birthday celebration selfie with her eight-year-old niece, Harriet Owens.

Harriet featured prominently in her inaugural speech as first minister, in which Ms Sturgeon told parliament: "She doesn't yet know about the gender pay gap, or under-representation, or the barriers like high childcare costs that make it so hard for so many women to work and pursue careers.

"My fervent hope is that she never will."...
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