السبت , مايو 22 2021

Michelle Obama tears up picture ban

High shot of Oval Office

The president’s Oval Office, among the most famous rooms in the White House

Selfie lovers will now be able to snap themselves in the US president’s residence, after the White House lifted a decades-old ban on photography.

The rule was literally ripped up on Wednesday by Michelle Obama, who posted a video of herself tearing up a sign.

Visitors will now be able to use smart phones or small cameras on guided tours of the famous Washington landmark.

But serious selfie lovers beware – selfie sticks are still banned, as are larger professional style cameras.

“If you’ve been on a White House tour, you may have seen this sign,” Mrs Obama said in the short video, holding up a sign that reads: “No photos or social media allowed. Your co-operation is appreciated.”

“Well, not anymore,” she said, before tearing the sign in half.

White House officials are even encouraging people to post their pictures on social using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.

And many of Wednesday’s visitors took full advantage, tweeting pictures of the house and grounds.

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