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New emojis will soon make their way to your smartphone

Rifle emoji did not make the cut
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Posted at 9:23 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 14:26:10-04

A face representing "rolling on the floor laughing" and a hand taking a selfie are among 72 new emojis that will soon make their way to your smartphone.

The California-based Unicode Consortium, which controls emoji standards, has released a list of the new characters. Other highlights include emojis representing a pregnant woman and Mrs. Claus.

One proposed emoji that didn't make the cut is that of a rifle. The weapon was proposed as part of a group of emojis representing Olympic sports ahead of the upcoming Games. Buzzfeed News reports that both Apple and Microsoft argued against including the rifle.

Neither company immediately responded to a request for comment.