11 Dec 2013

Obama's Selfie at Mandela Memorial





We laugh at the kids.
They're so silly. They have no sense of decorum. Sometimes they're just plain embarrassing.
Why, just a few breaths ago, we were wondering what possessed so many young minds to post selfies from funerals.

Then the world's leaders gather for Nelson Mandela's funeral and they do just the same thing.

Here were British Prime Minister David Cameron, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and President Barack Obama grinning it up, as the latter two held a smartphone steady. (It's unlikely to have been the president's, as he's often said how committed he is to his BlackBerry.)


A Getty photographer captured the moment as the POTUS leaned together with the prime ministers of Denmark and the United Kingdom, extended his arm and snapped the shot with a cellphone.



As you can see in the photos, Michelle Obama wasn't having it and it seems as if she even made her husband switch seats.



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