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President Obama, Britain’s Cameron Play Ping-Pong

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- While visiting the Globe Academy on Tuesday, President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron challenged some students to a few minutes of Ping-Pong.

“Who wants to take me on,” President Obama said as he walked into the students’ gym with his suit jacket off and his shirt sleeves already rolled up. Two boys dressed in the school’s uniform volunteered to take on both leaders and a game of doubles ensued.

Prime Minister Cameron hit the first two of three shots either into the net or out of bounds.

Sensing the talent of his teammate, Obama suggested switching up the teams: "You can't have the old guys against the young guys." But they didn’t switch, which led to some healthy teasing by President Obama to the British prime minister.

“I think you just don’t realize your own strength,” Obama said to Cameron when he overshot the ball, losing the point for their team. “I feel bad for the prime minister.”

The prime minister picked up his game for one point.

“Our first point,” Obama exclaimed when the two scored for the first time. They then exchanged a high-five.

Prime Minister Cameron flubbed the very next shot. “Tennis is his sport,” Obama quipped, before remarking that one of the students was playing with his hand in his pocket.

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