Politicians just can't resist posing for selfies

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By Everton Gayle
Politicians just can't resist posing for selfies

Politicians are never backwards when it comes to self promotion and when it comes to selfies, they cannot resist the lure.

David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister, above, makes sure he takes advantage of every photo opportunity, in the run-up to the general election on 7 May.

Alexander Stubb, the Finnish prime minister, revealed he had an unusual taste in footwear. US President Barack Obama caused a mini storm when he took a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral last year. While the tech savvy Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, went one step further when he launched a selfie with Modi app ahead of local elections in 2013.

Modi also famously took a selfie in the voting booth during the general election.

Francois Hollande, the French president, loves a selfie, and never misses an opportunity to show he is down with the kids.

Some politicians are naturals, while others, such as Labour leader Edward Miliband, could do with a bit more practice.

Greek prime minister at ease behind the camera

Germany’s Angela Merkel wows the crowd

US President Barack Obama

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

US Democratic nomination hopeful Hillary Clinton

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

US vice-President Joe Biden

US Secretary of State John Kerry

Mayor of London Boris Johnson