Key's forgettable moment at Mandela event

Last updated 13:23 11/12/2013
John Key

WHO? The photo as it appeared in the image gallery.

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That's awkward.

Prime Minister John Key may be rubbing shoulders with the world's most powerful people in South Africa at the moment. But do they know it?

A caption in a New York Daily News photo gallery from the first service for Nelson Mandela isn't too sure.

Key is pictured with his British counterpart, David Cameron, apparently sharing a light hearted moment. But while Cameron is named, our leader is called ''an unidentified guest''.

The guest list for the memorial event included 91 heads of state, 10 former heads of state, 75 dignitaries and 86 delegations from various organisations. Prominent people from the worlds of broadcasting, entertainment and fashion also attended.

While Key's profile may have been too low for him to be identified, the Daily News did manage to name a plethora of other people at the memorial.

They included Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, musician Bono, Princess Charlene of Monaco, supermodel Naomi Campbell, US President Barack Obama, former US Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W Bush, and Bill Clinton, French President Francois Hollande, Cuban President Raul Castro, and actress Charlize Theron.

Even Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was identified - and he's only been in the top job for a few months.

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