BET Wire: The Selfie and Handshake That Shook the World

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The photographer who captured the image of Obama and the British and Danish prime ministers taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was surprised by the attention it generated. “I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have. At the time, I thought the world leaders were simply acting like human beings, like me and you,” Roberto Schmidt wrote in a blog post. And First Lady Michelle Obama also had been joking with others around her. "Her stern look was captured by chance," he said.

(Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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