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Obama laughs, takes selfie at Nelson Mandela funeral

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President Obama shared a laugh with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron during the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela Tuesday.

The three then took a “selfie” photo together.


(Roberto Schmidt/AFP photo)

Obama also became chatty with Thorning-Schmidt, which resulted in a series of photos playing out like a mini Soap Opera:


(Reuters)

Notice the two world leaders laughing in the first photo, with Mrs. Obama looking decidedly not amused.

Then check out the cold stare Thorning-Schmidt gives the first lady in the second photo, as the joking between her and Obama has clearly stopped.

And in the third photo, Obama and Mrs. Obama have switched seats, and the first lady turns her back to Thorning-Schmidt.

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