Photos of Helle Thorning-Schmidt [SLIDESHOW]

While other politicians were mourning the death of one of the greatest leaders of the modern era Tuesday, President Obama was snapping selfies with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the prime minister of Denmark.

Thorning-Schmidt is the first female Danish prime minister, and she has certainly embraced that role since being elected in 2011. For those of you who may not know who she is, here’s a slideshow to get you acquainted.

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  • She always seems to have a smile on her face wherever she goes. (Image: Getty Images)
  • Here she is at the EU Summit. (Image: Getty Images)
  • Here she is talking to the press (Image: Zetaboards)
  • Here she is greeting protestors at a Labor rally. (Image: Getty Images)
  • She seems to be photographed getting out of cars a lot. (Image: Getty Images)
  • Here she is teaching the Vietnamese dignitaries how to Soulja Boy dance. (Image: Getty Images)
  • Here she is supporting Danish troops in Afghanistan. (Image: Airsoft Pacific)
  • Here she is helping train penguins. (Image: Newshopper)
  • ...And a nice brew (Image: danemarka.dk)
  • She likes handbags...(Image: doomsteaddiner.net)