dysmorphia and fisticuffs

‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ is a disturbing new phenomenon where people want to look more like their filtered selfies

Selfish selfie-takers cause Trevi fountain fisticuffs

Eight-person fight ensues after tourists battle for best spot in front of Roman monument


Two tourists’ quest for a perfect selfie has caused a brawl at Rome’s Trevi fountain.

Last year, Rome pledged to crack down on bad behaviour involving the city’s fountains, imposing fines of up to €240 (£215) for people caught snacking or camping on the fountains’ pedestals, dipping their feet in the water or going for a swim.

Residents are particularly irked by tourists who try to recreate the scene from Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, in which the late Swedish actor Anita Ekberg wades into the fountain.

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