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President Obama poses for selfie at Mandela memorial

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-11 10:46:44-05

Millions around the world watched President Obama deliver an emotional speech during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday. Now the president is taking a hit from some for posing for a selfie at the service with other world leaders.

The photo includes British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

While some called the photo-opp inappropriate, others said the Mandela tribute was about celebrating the man’s life — not about feeling somber about this death.