The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the building.

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The White House on Wednesday lifted its 40-year-old ban on camera and photo use on public tours.

Phones and compact still cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches are allowed inside the White House.

Video cameras, including any action camcorders, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods, and camera sticks are not permitted on White House Tours.

Flash photography and livestreaming are not permitted while on the tour.