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Barack Obama, David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt Take Selfie At Nelson Mandela Memorial

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President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt have taken a selfie today at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

The eyebrow-raising candid snap, calls to mind the infamous "Selfies At Funerals" tumblr - being at a memorial service and all.

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The awkwardness is intensified by Michelle Obama appearing to look into the distance furiously pensively as the world leaders lean in rather cosily for the picture.

The rest of the soap opera drama was captured in a series of photos that suggest Mr Obama will have to face a bit of truth and reconciliation when he gets back on Air Force One.

The images have already gone viral, with many remarking on the appropriateness of the picture being taken at the memorial event, as well as the First Lady's expression.