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#ObamaFuneralSelfie: YOLO, right?

by Richard Hall Published: December 10, 2013

Today is Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and President Barack Obama is there alongside many other world leaders.

There’s a lot of chatter on the Web about Obama shaking hands with Cuban president Raul Castro, because of communism stuffs and all that.

But there’s also a lot of chatter because of a group selfie Obama participated in while at the ceremony:

The cool kids call them funeral selfies, and there’s a whole tumblr devoted to such photos.

Should we care? Does it matter? Or should we all remember to LOL because YOLO?


by Richard Hall
Newsroom Developer
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.
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