10 places in the world where it is forbidden to use selfie sticks and take selfies
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The popularity of selfie sticks is growing as fast as the popularity of selfies themselves. Today, they can cause irritation and inconvenience or even more serious problems. Therefore, in most amusement parks and national parks, the use of this fashion device and the selfies themselves are prohibited. And this is not surprising, since even deaths are known due to negligence when creating a self-portrait against the background of a particular attraction.
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10. Selfie with tigers, New York
New York is an American state where posing next to lions, tigers and other big cats spread. The new law was adopted after the appearance of a huge number of "photos with tigers" on dating sites. True, in the first place, the law serves to protect animals, not people. Although the safety of people also needed to be improved, since in circuses and at various fairs, visitors were allowed to get too close to dangerous animals. In addition, over 15 years, 7 cases of animals escaping and attacking people were recorded. Now anyone who touches even an adult animal, even a baby, will be fined $500.
9. Pamplona, Spain
The Spanish government, not wanting to note the numerous deaths of daredevils during the run of the bulls, forbade taking selfies there, as you can be trampled by an animal. Thousands of tourists come to the races, and this strict ban was necessary. If the police catch someone taking a selfie, they will be fined nearly 2,000 euros. But still there are people who violate this law. Last year, a Briton took a selfie when an angry bull was just a few inches away from him. The Spanish authorities put him on the international wanted list and fined him almost 4,000 euros.
8. Lake Tahoe, USA
Tourists who come to admire the beauties of Lake Tahoe are not advised to take pictures in the wild. Many guests come very close to the bears and try to take pictures with them, not thinking about the fact that a wild beast can react aggressively and attack. It is not a good idea to turn your back on wild animals and take pictures of yourself.
All players, coaches and members of the football team in Iran are prohibited from filming with cheerleaders. As a rule, in Islamic countries, women are not allowed to attend sports matches. Although, where there are no such laws, women calmly cheer for teams in the stands of stadiums. Ali Akbar Mohamedzadeh, chairman of the Iranian Football Federation's Morality Committee, issued a stern warning to footballers and fans who posted selfies taken during the Asian Cup online. Mohamedzade is concerned that the photos could be misinterpreted and used as evidence of political pressure. He threatened the players with sanctions if they continued to break the law.
6. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Every year, about a million people go as pilgrims to Mecca, the religious center of Muslims around the world. Visitors are encouraged to express themselves, but not through selfies. Although mobile phones are allowed, they are discouraged, much less taking selfies during prayers. It has become fashionable among Muslim youth to take selfies, documenting their pilgrimage, stay in mosques and other holy places. This fashion is contrary to the tenets of Islam and is considered inappropriate behavior, as it violates the idyllic atmosphere in Mecca.
5. Garoupe, France
On a popular beach in the south of France, there are sectors where it is officially forbidden to take selfies (No Braggies Zone). But since, according to the study, about a third of Britons cannot imagine their vacation without a selfie, certain places have been established on the beach where selfies are allowed - tourists have the right to have fun and enjoy the moment. It is forbidden to take selfies in just two sectors. The beach has a "morality police" that monitors the implementation of the ban.
4. South Korea
Selfies are legal in South Korea, but the government strictly controls sales of selfie sticks, which are classified as "communications equipment" and therefore must meet specifications and be certified. Since selfie sticks are connected to smartphones via Bluetooth, there is a possibility of penetration into personal data. Also, monopods can interfere with the operation of electronic medical equipment. If the police prove that they were selling uncertified selfie sticks, then the seller will go to jail for three years or pay a fine of $ 27,000 - it all depends on the volume of sales.
3. UK, voting booth
In many countries, some people take pictures of themselves in voting booths. For example, in the Netherlands, filming of the voting process on a mobile phone is even encouraged - this prevents violations. In South Africa and Belgium, this is illegal because it violates the privacy of the voter and the voting process. It is illegal to record the ballot number, and especially to record voters. To ensure the safety of the elections, the UK Electoral Affairs Committee warns that it is forbidden to post photographs taken during the voting on the Internet. If the ban is violated, then six months in prison or a fine of 5,000 euros is offered as a punishment.
2. Concert halls of the world
The use of selfie sticks is banned in the world's largest concert halls, including London's O2 Arena, Brixton Academy and Wembley Arena. Large gadgets such as iPads and tablets are also prohibited. This year's Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals were among the first music events to ban selfies with selfie sticks. Laser flashlights and totems are also prohibited. Only small camcorders and cameras can be used.
For selfie stick lovers, Disneyland is considered the unhappiest place on earth. In July, the amusement park passed an internal law banning the use of monopods. The reason was that a rollercoaster passenger dropped his selfie stick during the ride. The operators were forced to stop the carousel, to everyone's displeasure, for an hour. Selfie sticks are not only annoying, but also cause health and safety issues.
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