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Selfie sticks banned at global attractions, including Art Institute

Selfie sticks banned at global attractions, including Art Institute

"Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a growing list of global tourist attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, a French Palace and a British museum.

The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially dangerous. Officials at Palace of Versailles outside Paris, and Britain's National Gallery in London, announced the bans Wednesday, saying they need to protect artworks and other visitors.

Other places that have put limits on the selfie-stick craze:

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UNITED STATES

Along with the Art Institute of Chicago,...

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