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UK's Cameron explains selfie with Obama, Danish PM at Mandela memorial
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:35 AM EST
British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was only being polite when he posed for a selfie photo at Nelson Mandela's memorial service — deflecting complaints that he was being disrespectful during the occasion.
Many British newspapers featured the shot on their front pages Wednesday. The Sun tabloid offered the headline: "No selfie respect."
When asked about it in Parliament, Cameron said amid laughter from lawmakers that Mandela brought people together — so he thought it "only polite to say yes" to a request for a photo from Thorning-Schmidt, the daughter-in-law of former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.