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President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle dance tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama’s two-day visit to Argentina. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


US President Barack Obama can now add dancing the tango to his list of accomplishments.

Obama was watching a tango performance during a state dinner on Wednesday evening in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when a female dancer approached him and invited him to join.

The president initially declined, but eventually partook in a brief dance with the performer.

A male dancer invited Michelle Obama for a dance as well.

The president was in Buenos Aires to meet with recently elected Argentine President Mauricio Macri. The two met at Buenos Aires’ famed Casa Rosada earlier in the day, according to ABC News. Obama later held a town-hall meeting with Argentine youth.

Tango originated in Argentina and Uruguay in the late 1800s and is one of the most recognizable elements of Argentine culture. In 2009, tango was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

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As reported by Business Insider