White House Lifts 40 Year Old Camera Ban

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Washington: After a period of 40 years, the White House on Wednesday lifted ban on tourists taking photos and much prized selfies on tours of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Tourists to “the People’s House” on Wednesday were greeted with a changed sign saying “Photography is Encouraged.”

The First Lady Michelle Obama announced the decision to the broader public on her Instagram account, ceremoniously ripping up the previous “No Photos” sign. But there are a few catches: Flashes and video recording or streaming is still prohibited.

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