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Monday 23 October 2017

Is it a sign? Obama jokes as President's seal falls

The Presidential seal fell off President Barack Obama's lectern and clattered to the stage as he delivered a speech to a women's conference.

"That's all right, all of you know who I am," the president joked to laughter from the audience when he realised what had happened.

"But I'm sure there's somebody back there that's really nervous right now, don't you think?" the president added, referring to whatever staffer had hung the seal on the front of his lectern so precariously.

"They're sweating bullets," he said, laughing. "Anyway, where were we."

It happened about halfway through the president's remarks to Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit at Carnegie Mellon Auditorium.

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