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Twitter fury over Dave's selfie with Obama and a flirty Dane: Backlash over leaders' picture at Mandela memorial service that left Michelle VERY unamused

  • Hundreds of world leaders gather in Johannesburg's FNB Stadium for Nelson Mandela's memorial service
  • Barack Obama paid tribute to anti-apartheid icon, saying 'We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again'
  • Shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro on his way to the podium in historic gesture of reconciliation
  • He was joined by ex-Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter at the ceremony
  • David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband were there along with every living former Prime Minister of the UK
  • Ceremony started an hour late in pouring rain as leader said 'the gods are welcoming Mandela to heaven'
  • But 95,000-seater stadium was around a third empty as many well-wishers were apparently deterred by weather
  • South African president Jacob Zuma repeatedly booed by the crowd while Obama and Robert Mugabe are cheered
  • Obama and Cameron face backlash over 'selfie' photograph with Denmark's Helle Thorning-Schmidt

By HUGO GYE and SIMON TOMLINSON

For the thousands of mourners inside Johannesburg's FNB Stadium it was meant to be a fitting tribute to a 'giant of history'.

But while some reflected on the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, some world leaders saw it as the perfect opportunity to grab a quick 'selfie' with their peers - prompting a backlash from web users accusing them of undermining the seriousness of the event.

U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt grinned as they cosied up for a quick picture at yesterday's memorial service for the former South African president, prompting an outpouring of criticism.

As the trio posed for the mobile phone snap, Obama's wife Michelle sat alongside her husband looking somewhat stony faced.

Her mood didn't improve as Mr Obama and Ms Thorning-Schmidt talked through the order of service and shared a joke.

And it seems that the frosty faced First Lady was so unimpressed with her husband's behaviour that she eventually put an end to the fun.

A photo sequence which later went viral online appears to show Michelle swapping seats to sit between Barack and Ms Thorning-Schmidt.

Selfie: David Cameron and Barack Obama took a picture of themselves alongside Denmark's prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt

Obama and the Danish Prime Minister share a joke during the memorial service as the First Lady looks on unimpressed

FULL STORY: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521146/Nelson-Mandela-memo...

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