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Photos Allowed on White House Tour After Four-Decade Ban

The South Lawn of the White House adorned in Spring blossoms in Washington, DC, April 15, 2015.

The South Lawn of the White House adorned in Spring blossoms in Washington, DC, April 15, 2015.

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Now you can take selfies on the White House tour.

Visitors strolling through the executive mansion will be allowed to take photos for the first time in more than four decades. First Lady Michelle Obama announced the policy change, effective immediately, in a video posted Wednesday on Instagram.