President Barack Obama Takes Selfie With World Leaders at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service

Check out the cute photo op!

By Brett Malec Dec 10, 2013 5:28 PMTags
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During this morning's memorial service honoring late South African leader Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama took a few minutes in between speaking to mingle with the many political world leaders in attendance.

At one point during the event, which took place at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium, POTUS was even caught snapping a candid selfie pic with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt!

For the selfie snapshot, the three leaders leaned into each other as Obama reach out his arm to take the photo on an iPhone. All three flashed a smile while first lady Michelle Obama watched the memorial service in the background.

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Selfie aside, Obama took the stage to remember Mandela, who's work to end South African apartheid inspired many around the globe.

"To the people of South Africa—of every race and every walk of life—the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us," Obama said, adding, "With honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: How well have I applied his lessons in my own life? It is a question I ask myself—as a man and as a president. We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. As was true here, it took sacrifice—the sacrifices of countless people, known and unknown—to see the dawn of a new day."

Current South African President Jacob Zuma also spoke. "Everyone has had a Mandela moment when this world icon has touched their lives," he said. "There is no one like Madiba. He was one of a kind."

Other stars who attended Mandela's memorial service earlier today included Bono, Charlize Theron (a native of South Africa) and Naomi Campbell.

Mandela passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, at the age of 95.