'Happy Birthday, Mr President'

It may have been a day early -- but enthusiastic members of the Young African Leaders Summit stood up to sing Happy Birthday to US President Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may have been a day early, but members of the Young African Leaders Summit stood up to sing Happy Birthday to US President Barack Obama.

Mr Obama thanked the crowd joking: "Let me first of all just say that I am a little disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm. Everyone has (been) so shy and quiet."

Mr Obama was born on Aug 4, 1961.