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Auschwitz selfie girl defends her actions

An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her actions, saying it was a tribute to her father who passed away.

Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20. About a month later, it went viral.

"Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.

On July 20, she posted on Twitter, "I'm famous y'all" as her story got picked up by media outlets.

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