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Photographer Who Took Obama Selfie Picture Says We’re All Reading It Wrong

[The Huffington Post]

President Obama takes selfie during Mandela Memorial
President Obama takes selfie during Mandela Memorial

The man who took the picture showing President Obama posing for a selfie said Wednesday that the world was getting a very skewed interpretation of his snapshot.

Roberto Schmidt, a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse, caught Obama goofing around with British prime minister David Cameron and Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the memorial for Nelson Mandela. The moment landed on front pages around the world, with many titles criticizing the leaders for making such a display at a serious event.

Websites everywhere also noticed that Michelle Obama seemed far from pleased at her husband’s conduct, and at his laughing conversation with the pretty Thorning-Schmidt.

“It seems that the frosty faced First Lady was so unimpressed with her husband’s behavior that she eventually put an end to the fun,” the Daily Mail wrote.

Schmidt, though, said that everyone was getting the moment all wrong.

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