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Obama takes selfie with Danish PM at Mandela service

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark and President Barack Obama meet at the White House in February 2012. The two were spotted taking a selfie during the Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa on Tuesday. (Source: The Film Archive/YouTube) Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark and President Barack Obama meet at the White House in February 2012. The two were spotted taking a selfie during the Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa on Tuesday. (Source: The Film Archive/YouTube)
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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (RNN) - A few world leaders, including President Barack Obama, decided to snap a selfie during the Nelson Mandela memorial Tuesday.

A photographer snapped a picture of Obama with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt all leaning in for the shot, phone extended. First lady Michele Obama sits to the left of the president, looking far more solemn.

A trio of images with the president, first lady and Danish PM is also making the rounds on Twitter. One shows Obama patting Thorning-Schmidt; they are both smiling and Michelle Obama is not.

The next is of the Obamas straight-faced while Thorning-Schmidt appears to be looking at them. In the third, Michelle Obama has moved between the two heads of state.

"This Obama - Danish PM thing has quickly become a real-time soap opera," Karl Sharro tweeted.

The Washington Post noted Thorning-Schmidt and the president have met officially twice before.

Obama wasn't the only U.S. dignitary taking selfies. President George W. Bush posted a selfie with Bono, the lead singer for U2, on his Instagram account.

The "funeral selfie" has been done enough to spawn a Tumblr blog in honor of it. CNN recently asked etiquette specialist Emily Post her thoughts on if it was ever an appropriate action.

Post's summed her thoughts in one word: "No!"

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