Obama, Cameron Take Selfie With Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Mandela Home-Going Ceremony

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    Cameron Obama selfieIn the year of the selfie, even three world leaders can get away with the relatively new phenomenon–and at a memorial service, no less.

    At an event Tuesday marking the passing of Nelson Mandela, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt snapped a selfie with U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

    A photographer at the event caught the moment. First Lady Michelle Obama could be seen sitting nearby, clearly not taking part in the photo op.

    Thorning-Schmidt and Obama have met officially at least twice before, most recently at a September event in Stockholm, according to the Washington Post. Thorning-Schmidt also visited the White House in February, when she and Obama discussed economic policy and the brewing civil war situation in Syria. Thorning-Schmidt, the Danish PM, also has daughters who are slightly older than Malia and Sasha Obama, which came up during the meeting the Post reported.

    At the conference, Obama talked about his prior visit to Denmark, saying he “appreciated the extraordinary hospitality shown to Michelle and I when I visited Copenhagen in the past.”

    See a video from Obama and Thorning-Schmidt’s press conference below.

    It has also been noted that President George W. Bush appears to have taken a photo with U2 singer Bono and posted it on his Instagram.

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