Obama, Cameron, Schmidt take selfie at Mandela memorial

President Obama selfie

Related Stories

It is being described as one of the highest-powered "selfies" ever snapped.

US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt took an impromptu photograph of themselves at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

The snap joins what one commentator has suggested is the "interesting social phenomenon" of people taking "selfies" in serious places.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Africa stories

RSS

Features

  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?


  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament


  • TheatreBard taste? Watch

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?


  • A dog being dragged along the roadFlesh search

    An abused dog leads to an online hunt for the perpetrator


  • John Graham (right) and wife Susan held a press conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 21 September 2014Risky manoeuvre

    Hostages' families roll the dice with public appeals for release


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.