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Thanks to social media, we’ve all become acquainted with the word “selfie.” It’s even made its way into the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. Everyday people go through great lenghts to snap a picture of themselves.

This photographer took it to a new level.

Lee Thompson, photographer and co-founder of The Flash Pack, was in Rio de Janeiro to cover the World Cup when he was given a very special privilege: a climb to the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue for its first ever selfie.

Thompson and his colleague Oliver Harvey were given special permission from the Brazil tour board to climb to the top of the statue.

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The filmed part of their journey as well. If you have the stomach to watch it, check it out below