President Barack Obama Poses for a Selfie During Mendela Memorial

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:05 PM GMT

While honoring the late Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama posed for selfie with a few diplomats in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday (December 10),

According to the Associated Foreign Press, President Obama joined in on a snapshot with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as they waited for the ceremony to begin.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, the Commander-in-Chief later took to the podium to pay tribute to Mendela, or as friends called him Madiba. "It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailors well; to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you. He changed laws, but also hearts."

Also noting that Mendela's death should inspire fellow political leaders like himself, Obama stated, "There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba's legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality."

"There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba's struggles for freedom,but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. And there are too many of us who stand on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism."

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