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Pucker up, Michelle, you're on kiss cam . . .

THERE'S nothing like a little booing to help the US's first couple overcome their shyness.

American president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were taking in last night's USA Basketball exhibition game against Brazil when the Verizon Center's "Kiss Cam" turned its eye their way.

Their image on the huge arena screen prompted the watching crowd to cheer -- a not-so-subtle hint that Obama should kiss the first lady.

Peck

Both smiled, but Obama just put his arm around his wife as the game resumed.

That cautious reaction brought some boos.

Obama got a second chance later in the game when the Kiss Cam swung back his way.

This time he delivered, giving Mrs Obama a big kiss on the lips.

And a peck on the forehead for good measure.

And the crowd roared.

hnews@herald.ie