Maybe the candid photo was trying to capture a celebration of peace between nations?
Nearly 100 heads of state gathered in Johannesburg today for the four-hour memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt sat together. Naturally, it was the perfect opportunity for the powerful trio to grab a quick group photo.
Selfies at funerals aren't looked on highly — there's a tumblr dedicated to mocking the inappropriate shots — nor are selfies taken at memorial services, apparently. A photo of the three leaders grinning for Thorning-Schmidt's camera immediately went viral, drawing criticism for "lack of propriety" from around the world.
"Obama has taken a funeral selfie, so our work here is done," posted the Selfies at Funerals tumblr.Read More »from Barack Obama, David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt take selfie at Mandela memorial service