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Even Obama is Sometimes Asked to Help Snap Group Photos


When you want to take a group photo while you’re out and about, it’s often helpful to ask a bystander to take the shot for you. It turns out even the President of the United States is sometimes asked to help shoot photos.

At the grand opening of the National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington this past weekend, former US President George W Bush was asked by attendees to pose for a photo.

After taking the phone and deciding that snapping a selfie wasn’t the way to go, Bush tapped the nearest person on the shoulder for help — that person was President Obama.

BBC shared the 50-second video above showing Obama happy serving as impromptu photographer.

Official White House photographer Pete Souza had this to say about what transpired: