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Belfast schoolgirl Hannah Nelson and Obama in 'ultimate selfie'

BY LINDA STEWART

Belfast schoolgirl Hannah Nelson has scored the ultimate selfie, picturing herself posing alongside the world's most powerful man.

The Methodist College pupil posted a picture of herself on Twitter, posing for a photo with US President Barack Obama.

The 16-year-old tweeted: "What an amazing day! So grateful to have had this opportunity. Happy St Patrick's Day!"

The teenager hit the headlines last June when she made a memorable speech about peace as she welcomed the US First Lady Michelle Obama to the Waterfront Hall on her visit to Northern Ireland.

The President was so impressed that he invited Hannah to Washington to share in the run-up to the White House's St Patrick's Day celebrations, along with her mum Frances.

The night before tweeting the image, Hannah posted on Twitter that she had been rubbing shoulders with Vice President Joe Biden at a VIP event.

"Great night at the @irlfunds gala ball. Even Better when the Vice President @JoeBiden mentions and quotes you!"

Hannah made waves across the globe with her inspiring speech about how to achieve peace in Northern Ireland.

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