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VIDEO: Barack and Michelle Obama caught on stadium 'Kiss Cam'

Here’s how a President locks lips.

Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/Press Association Images

Updated, 3.17pm

IT’S NOT EASY being President. First you’ve got the problems of the Free World on your shoulders. Next, you have to smooch your wife in front of thousands of cheering spectators.

The Obamas were watching the US Olympic basketball team play Brazil in Washington on Monday, when they were the victims of the stadium’s Kiss Cam.

For those of you who don’t know, the Kiss Cam is a US sporting institution in which the camera seeks out a couple sitting beside one another in the stands.

They appear on the arena’s big screen, and the pressure mounts until they lock lips. (Or crack and run screaming from the stadium).

Anyway, the Obamas bowed to the pressure. Here’s that magical moment (the impatient among you can skip to 0.45):


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