Obamas Welcome Selfies At The White House

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are lifting the camera and photo ban at the White House, allowing the throngs of tourists to snap as many selfies as they wish.

“Effective today, guests are now welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and keep those memories for a lifetime,” the White House announced this morning. “Visitors are also encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.”

White House photographer Pete Souza also recognized the changes on Twitter.

The First Lady also posted a video of herself on Instagram ripping up the White House sign.

A number of items, however, are still banned from public tours of the White House including video cameras, Go-Pros, as well as selfie-sticks and tripods.

iPads and other tablets are also banned at the White House and using apps to livestream the tour using Meerkat and Periscope are likewise forbidden.