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German university student hiked 3,000 miles while taking selfies along the way, makes viral video of his transformation.

Facebook has recently seen a resurgence of a video of a man’s self-documented transformation when he walked 2,796 miles across China.

Giving some much needed depth to the art of selfies, a 26 year old Christoph Rehage set off on Nov. 9, 2007 from Beijing and ended at a city near the Gobi desert called Ürümqi eleven months later, taking a total of 30,000 pictures of himself along the way and using 14,000 of them to make the viral timelapse video below.

When asked why he began the journey, Rehage had a fairly optimistic answer:

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