Internet ablaze over photo of the Obamas aboard luxurious yacht

Spotted off the South Pacific island of Mo’orea, former President Barack Obama was photographed snapping a picture of his wife, Michelle, aboard a luxurious $300 million yacht.

On the main deck of Dreamworks SKE founder David Geffen’s yacht, The Rising Sun, on Friday, Mr. Obama was seen with a posing Michelle Obama, as the two appeared to be moments away from capturing a family memento.

Also reported to be onboard were A-list celebrities such as actor Tom Hanks, musician Bruce Springsteen and billionaire talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The rendezvous was reported as yet another stop on the couple’s recent month-long venture in French Polynesia.

With the rigors of the presidency in the rearview mirror, the Obamas have journeyed to California for rounds of golf, the Caribbean to kite-surf with Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, and New York to dine with U2′ frontman Bono while digesting the splendors of Broadway.

Some were not necessarily impressed with the Obamas newfound lap of luxury.

The Obamas trip is likely to come to end Tuesday, however, as Mr. Obama has vowed to attend the funeral service of the late Dan Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and former ambassador to Ireland who passed away over the weekend.


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