I'm guessing this has to be one of the most high-powered selfies ever snapped. That's President Obama, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and British Prime Minister David Cameron at today's Mandela memorial in Johannesburg, where more than 90 heads of state gathered—along with tens of thousands of South African mourners—to pay their respects.
I can't wait to hear whose idea this was, but for now all we have is the Getty caption:
US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg
As I am certainly not the first person to point out (really, Twitter may be even more worked up about this than the Obama-Castro handshake that almost made Drudge's head explode this morning), Michelle Obama appears less than amused at her husband's version of a Selfie at a Funeral*—although her attention may simply be elsewhere. It could be worse for the first lady, of course: Cameron or Thorning-Schmidt could have asked her to hold the camera.
*although to be clear, today's gathering in Johannesburg was a memorial, not a funeral.
This post has been updated.
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