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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.

Perhaps not in keeping with the tone of a memorial service, US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt grinned as they cosied up for a quick picture at today'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 less than impressed.

Obama had earlier paid an emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling the South African leader a 'giant of history' as he spoke in a stadium.

To people watching inside the FNB stadium and in the wider South Africa, he said: "The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph."
奥巴马对FNB体育场内在座的观众以及南非群众说:“世界感谢你们,能与我们分享曼德拉的伟大。曼德拉的斗争也是你们的斗争。他的胜利也是你们的胜利。 ”
Among the mourners pictured arriving at the ceremony were former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and ex-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

The presence of Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown with Mr Cameron reflects the deep respect in which Mr Mandela is held within British politics.

In addition, Russia's president Vladimir Putin today signed a book of condolence for Mandela's death at the South African embassy in Moscow.

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