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Danish PM: Selfie 'was funny'

The Danish prime minister will reportedly not be sharing the "selfie" she took with David Cameron and Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, but has said it was "kind of funny".

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Downing Street dismisses Mandela memorial selfie row

Downing Street played down criticisms of David Cameron for posing for a selfie photograph during Nelson Mandela's memorial service yesterday.

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Cameron was pictured with US President Obama and Danish Prime Minister Hell Thorning-Schmidt.

The picture immediately went viral, as many social media users felt the smily picture was inappropriate. The Prime Minister's spokesperson said:

I think what the PM would say about yesterday is it was very much a celebration of Nelson Mandela and his life and his achievements.

I am sure many of us were watching the pictures from it and I think it did come across, and rightly so, as a marking and a celebration of Mr Mandela's life. You had plenty of words from the Prime Minister and leaders from around the world that attest to that.

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