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Obama’s Charlottesville response becomes most-liked tweet ever
World | society | 10:08, 17 August 2017 | 788

AKIPRESS.COM - Former U.S. president Barack Obama’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., became the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s history Tuesday night, according to Twitter representatives.

The former president’s tweet, sent out Saturday evening, paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom,” with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of young children.

It broke the record at about 10:07 Tuesday evening, a Twitter spokesman said, surpassing a tweet from Ariana Grande earlier this year reacting to a terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester, England.

The picture of Mr. Obama was taken by the White House photographer at the time, Pete Souza, on June 9, 2011, at a day care facility in Bethesda, Md., near where Mr. Obama’s younger daughter, Sasha, had just participated in her fourth-grade closing ceremony.

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