Modern Tragedy: Quake-Ravaged Nepal Tower a Site for Selfies

April 27, 2015 8:13 AM

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Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So perhaps it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.

Near Kathmandu's famed Dharahara Tower, a historic nine-story structure reduced to an enormous pile of red brick dust, dozens of people clambered around the debris clicking selfies and photos of their friends posing in front of the wreckage. The tower was one of the country's most treasured monument...

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