How can we blame politicians for being inappropriate when they don't know what normality is?by Josh Lowe / December 11, 2013 / Leave a comment
Obama holds pre-selfie talks with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on
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You know how it is. You’re chillaxing at a memorial service of unprecedented international significance, you take a moment out to snap a “selfie” (a self-portrait snapped using a smartphone) and the world’s media blow it out of all proportion. That’s what happened to David Cameron, Barack Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, anyway. The trio have been heavily criticised in the media after they were caught photographing themselves together at a ceremony to mark the passing of iconic South African statesman Nelson Mandela yesterday.