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The 16,000 selfies that chronicled busy year of former Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir

By Rebecca Black

If a picture paints a thousand words, this one tells of 16,000 selfies.

Former Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir was noted for his active Twitter account which chronicled his busy year in office, often with pictures of places he had visited, and of course selfies with the people he had met.

Now, just after his year as Belfast's first citizen has ended, some 16,000 photographs from his 12 months have gone into creating his portrait.

Each and every little box in this picture represents one of the many and diverse visits which Mr O Muilleoir undertook during his year as Lord Mayor, from the glitzy Giro d'Italia launch to the quiet of a Quaker hall.

The picture was designed by the satirical political website LAD.

LAD said the idea came to fruition after it made a video of Mr O Muilleoir's year in office and watched him tweeting photos.

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