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Politicians who whip up their phones for a "selfie"

United States First Lady Michelle Obama posted this selfie, taken with pet dog Bo, on Instagram. -- PHOTO: INSTAGRAM OF MICHELLE OBAMA
United States First Lady Michelle Obama posted this selfie, taken with pet dog Bo, on Instagram. -- PHOTO: INSTAGRAM OF MICHELLE OBAMA
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd put this selfie on Instagram with the caption "Note to self: when rushing out the door in the morning, make sure you take care with the razor. It is sharp. KRudd". -- PHOTO: INSTAGRAM OF KEVIN RUDD
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd put this selfie on Instagram with the caption "Note to self: when rushing out the door in the morning, make sure you take care with the razor. It is sharp. KRudd". -- PHOTO: INSTAGRAM OF KEVIN RUDD
United States Vice-President Joe Biden snaps one with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who appears as the fictional US Vice-President Selina Meyer on the TV show Veep. -- PHOTO: VULTURE
United States Vice-President Joe Biden snaps one with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who appears as the fictional US Vice-President Selina Meyer on the TV show Veep. -- PHOTO: VULTURE
Former United States secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a selfie with her daughter, Chelsea. -- PHOTO: TWITTER OF CHELSEA CLINTON
Former United States secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a selfie with her daughter, Chelsea. -- PHOTO: TWITTER OF CHELSEA CLINTON
British Prime Minister David Cameron takes a selfie with with Olympic volunteer Anita Akuwudike in London in August 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP
British Prime Minister David Cameron takes a selfie with with Olympic volunteer Anita Akuwudike in London in August 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (left) took a "selfie" with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. -- PHOTO: TWITTER OF PM LEE
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (left) took a "selfie" with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. -- PHOTO: TWITTER OF PM LEE
This was one of the first pictures Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on his Instagram account, in May 2013. The accompanying caption was "12Aug12: Very happy to meet an old SAF comrade. Omar was a vehicle electrician in my platoon in Taman Jurong
This was one of the first pictures Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on his Instagram account, in May 2013. The accompanying caption was "12Aug12: Very happy to meet an old SAF comrade. Omar was a vehicle electrician in my platoon in Taman Jurong Camp back in 1975, almost 40 years ago. – LHL#oldfriends #memories". -- PHOTO: INSTAGRAM OF PM LEE 

Movie stars and singers are at the forefront of the selfie phenomenon, and politicians are getting in on the act too.

In Singapore, MP Baey Yam Keng is famous for posting these self-taken photos of himself.

On Friday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong did so too - of himself and Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak.

Both men are attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mr Lee posted the photo on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

It is not the first one Mr Lee has posted too. In May this year, he took a selfie with an old Singapore Armed Forces comrade and put it up on the Instagram photo sharing network.

Check out the photo gallery above for more high-profile politicians who have turned their smartphone cameras on themselves for a quick snap.