WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building.
That announcement comes from Michelle Obama in a video posted on her Instagram account. She’s seen ripping in half a sign that’s been displayed during tour hours and says “no photos or social media allowed.”READ MORE: Man Tried To Abduct 16-Year-Old Girl In Falmouth, Police Say
The long-standing ban is ending Wednesday, when guests can start using phone cameras and compact still cameras.
No reason is being given for the change.
Still banned are video cameras, including action camcorders, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods and camera sticks.
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Big news! Starting today, we’re lifting the ban on cameras and photos on the @WhiteHouse public tour. Visitors are now able to take photos and keep those memories for a lifetime! 📷 To learn how to schedule a tour with your friends and family, visit whitehouse.gov.
Flash photography and live-streaming also remain prohibited.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus State Of Emergency Ends In New Hampshire
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