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20
Nov
15

The President’s Day In Kuala Lumpur

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the doorway of Air Force One upon arriving at Subang Airbase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama in in Malaysia where he joins leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

President Barack Obama waves from the doorway of Air Force One upon arriving at Subang Airbase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as he meets with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama is in Malaysia where he will join leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama speaks as he meets with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. President Obama is in Malaysia where he will join leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor’s University

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. President Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

President Barack Obama laughs as he was called "old" as he was asked a question, by the man center in purple, during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

People raise their hand in hopes of asking President Barack Obama a question as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama points to someone in the audience to ask him a question during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama listens as he was called "old" as he was asked a question, by the man center in purple, during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a town hall meeting with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) attendees at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama smiles while holding a cup during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he takes questions from the floor at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

U.S. President Barack Obama takes a question as he participates in a town hall meeting with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) attendees at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 20, 2015, before attending the ASEAN summit meeting. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members as he finishes the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he finishes the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

02
Nov
15

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar. She’ll visit the al-Udeid air base with comedian Conan O’Brien. She is also scheduled to give a speech Wednesday on her Let Girls Learn initiative at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education

28
Jul
15

The President’s Tuesday In Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech to the African Union, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Delegates react to remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (top L) smiles as he arrives with African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (top R) to deliver remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech to the African Union, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A diplomat takes pictures of his fellow delegates as they listen to remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, right, stands with U.S. President Barack Obama as he looks up at the crowd before delivering a speech to the African Union, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds the assembly at the end of his remarks to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama talks about presidential term limits during remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama said on Tuesday that democracy in Africa was threatened when presidents did not stand aside at the end of constitutional term limits and pointed to violence in Burundi where the president has secured a third term.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Delegates listen to remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to deliver a speech to the African Union, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands during a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the African Union, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama shakes hands during a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the African Union

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, speaks during a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the African Union, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (C) at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shows off a ear of corn grown by a farmer (2nd R) participating in the Feed the Future program as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

President Barack Obama shows off a ear of corn grown by a farmer participating in the Feed the Future program as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, talks with farmer Gifty Jemal Hussein, second from right, about her corn during a tour of Faffa Food, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) bows as he greets workers during a tour of the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama holds up an ear of corn during a tour of Faffa Food, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with workers during a tour of Faffa Food, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shows off a ear of corn grown by a farmer (2nd R) participating in the Feed the Future program as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) bows deeply as he greets a farmer (front C) participating in the Feed the Future program as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama laughs after commenting on his press corps, who were wearing hair nets on a tour of the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama watches workers package food during a tour of Faffa Food, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets workers as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Workers applaud after greeting U.S. President Barack Obama (C) as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) looks on as workers demonstrate part of the packaging process as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama laughs after commenting on the press corps, who were wearing hair nets on a tour of the Faffa Food factory. “You didn’t get the memo about the baseball caps?” President Obama joked

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks with a farmer (2nd R) participating in the Feed the Future program as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama jokes with the media during a tour of Faffa Food, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama is focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Surrounded by Secret Servicemen, US President Barack Obama, centre left, walks to Airforce One, with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn,  as he departs Bole International Airport, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, on the final day of his visit in Ethiopia. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, as he departs Bole International Airport on the final day of his visit in Ethiopia. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama urged the continent’s leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder

US President Barack Obama, centre, shakes hands with members of the Ethiopian delegation as he departs Bole International Airport, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, on the final day of his visit in Ethiopia. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

US President Barack Obama, centre left, shakse hands with members of the Ethiopian delegation as he departs Bole International Airport, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, on the final day of his visit in Ethiopia. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama departs Bole International Airport, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa, on the final day of his visit in Ethiopia. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

26
Jul
15

The President’s Sunday In Kenya And Ethiopia

President Barack Obama thanks the crowd after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Auma Obama, half-sister of President Barack Obama, introduces him prior to giving a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi. He laid out his vision for Kenya’s future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations

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Members of the audience at the front of the crowd listen to President Barack Obama deliver a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Members of the audience take selfies as President Barack Obama gives a speech behind them, at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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People cheer as President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama, bottom right, shakes hands after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama, bottom center, shakes hands after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives to give a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he departs after his remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama thanks the crowd as he departs after his remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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People cheer as the motorcade of President Barack Obama passes by on the way to deliver a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd, underneath American and Kenyan flags, after delivering a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center

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President Barack Obama listens to a question during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama meets with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's futurevand broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks Marine One as he arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to leave for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was

President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. He is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (L) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) receives flowers from children as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (L) greets U.S. President Barack Obama (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn greets U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S President Barack Obama, left, walks with Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, after his arrival at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (center R) greets U.S. President Barack Obama as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, left, looks on as President Barack Obama is given a bouquet of flowers as he arrives at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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24
Jul
15

Karibu, President Barack Obama!

U.S. President Barack Obama descends the steps of Air Force One on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 24, 2015. Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) embraces his half-sister Auma Obama (L) and is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 24, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties in east Africa. Obama's Air Force One plane landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs on the African continent before travelling on to Ethiopia.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, watches as President Barack Obama, center, hugs his half-sister, Auma Obama, after he arrived at Kenyatta International Airport, on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama embraces his sister Auma Obama and is greeted by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Today, they rode in The Beast. What a life!

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves after being greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 24, 2015. Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Obama receives flowers from a young girl as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

U.S. President Barack Obama poses for a photograph with a girl who gave him flowers on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 24, 2015. Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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President Barack Obama hugs Joan Wamaitha, 8, who presented him with flowers, as he arrives at Kenyatta International Airport, on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama hugs Joan Wamaitha, 8, who presented him with flowers

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17
Jun
15

First Lady Michelle Obama In Milan: A Great American Ambassador

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First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama depart from Stansted Airport, England

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) arrives with her daughter Sasha (L) and Malia at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with her daughter Sasha and Malia at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, right, her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia disembark from a plane as they arrive at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Michelle Obama has arrived in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)

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The First Lady is in Milan to meet with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife.

The First Lady and the Presidential Delegation will visit the Milan Expo 2015, tour the USA Pavilion at the Expo and participate in activities to promote efforts to support healthier families and communities.

With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the Expo Milan is promoting a global dialogue about the future of our food system.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, right, and her daughter Sasha disembark from a plane as they arrive at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Michelle Obama has arrived in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's daughters Sasha (L) and Malia walk as they arrive at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) greets local authorities as she arrives with her daughters Sasha and Malia at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama cooks with American kids at James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama eats as she participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets a child at James Beard American Restaurant, as part of her European trip, in Milan, Italy, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses after a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Miami Heat basketball player Alonzo Mourning, a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; Chef, writer and restaurateur Mario Batali pose with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama talks with Italian premier Matteo Renzi as she arrives at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo's masterpiece "The Last Supper", after participating in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  At right is Renzi's wife Agnes, while behind are Michelle's daughters Malia and Sasha and her mother Marian Robinson. Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

First Lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by Prime Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, as she arrives at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo’s masterpiece “The Last Supper”

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Agnese Landini, right, wife of Italian premier Matteo Renzi, and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama look at young Ester Renzi, as Italian premier Matteo Renzi, back to camera, talks with Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson during a visit at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo's masterpiece "The Last Supper", after participating in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) talks with Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese (R) as they arrive to visit Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting in Milan, Italy June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and her daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (C) are welcomed by Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese (R) as they arrive to visit Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting in Milan, Italy June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama embraces Agnese Landini, wife of Italian premier Matteo Renzi, while he greets her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, as she arrives at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo's masterpiece "The Last Supper", after participating in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Behind is Mrs Obama mother Marian Robinson. Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

U.S. President's daughters Sasha, right, and Malia Obama walk in Corso Como shopping street in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan with her daughters on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP) ITALY OUT

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama embraces a child as she participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

29
Mar
15

Welcome Home, President Obama

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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at St. Lucie International Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida, on a return trip to Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama talks to Scott Van Duzer on the tarmac of St. Lucie International Airport before boarding Air Force One in Fort Pierce, Florida

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That sound you hear is Chips mom rightfully yelling: STOP RUNNING DOWN THE STEPS ;)

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President Barack Obama holds onto the hand rail as he nearly slips on the steps during his arrival on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House from Marine One, as he returns from Florida

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President Barack Obama greets Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff, D-Minnetonka, left, mother of White House aide Joe Paulsen

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22
Mar
15

Farewell, Cambodia

Leaving Cambodia

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07
Jan
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. President Obama met with Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and spoke on the gunmen attack at the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.

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President Barack Obama approaches Marine One on the snow covered South Lawn prior to his departure from the White House

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by 89th Airlift Wing Commander Col. John Millard, smiles as they walk on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

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President Barack Obama, followed by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., as they arrive on Air Force One at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport in Detroit

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President Barack Obama speaks at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent American automotive and manufacturing sector

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Ford plant manager, Phillip Calhoun, President Barack Obama, Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford, and Bill Ford eye a new mustang at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

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21
Nov
14

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama embraces Astrid Silva after she introduced him to speak about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Immigration activist Astrid Silva introduces President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

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President Barack Obama with legendary activist Dolores Huerta

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12
Nov
14

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China on his way to Myanmar

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, right, shakes hands outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

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President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One upon his arrival at Naypyitaw International Airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar

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President Barack Obama is greeted upon his arrival on Air Force One at Naypyitaw International Airport

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China’s Premier Li Keqiang, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein, U.S. President Barack Obama, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hold hands as they pose at the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw

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President Barack Obama and Myanmar President Thein Sein and his wife

10
Nov
14

President Obama At The APEC Summit

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President Barack Obama is welcomed by US Ambassador to China Max Baucus upon his arrival at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing, China. President Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2014 Summit

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President Barack Obama meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Beijing

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President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo

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President Barack Obama meets with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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President Barack Obama speaks at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing

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Delegates use their smartphones to take pictures of President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama walks to the stage with Dow Chemical Co. President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC)

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President Barack Obama with China’s President Xi Jinping and Xi’s wife Peng Liyuan during the APEC Welcome Banquet at Beijing National Aquatics Center, or the Water Cube, in Beijing

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President Barack Obama is greeted by China’s Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, as he arrives at Beijing National Aquatics Center, or the Water Cube, for the APEC Welcome Banquet

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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (L-R), Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Peng Liyuan and U.S. President Barack Obama arrive for a dinner hosted by the Chinese President

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye talk as they depart the APEC Summit family photo

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) nations’ leaders and spouses pose for a family photo at Beijing National Aquatics Center, or the Water Cube, in Beijing, November 10, 2014. (Front row L to R) Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang, Angelica Rivera and husband Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, China’s President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana Widodo, U.S. President Barack Obama, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye, Peru’s President Ollanta Humala, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and his wife Naraporn; (Back row L to R) Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Bronagh Key and her husband New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, Akie and her husband Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Laureen Harper and her husband Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his wife Lynda May Babao, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching, Taiwanese envoy to APEC summit Vincent Siew and his wife Susan Chu

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23
Sep
14

The President and First Lady’s Day

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@dougmillsnyt: President Obama walks from the Oval Office to make a statement about the Syria airstrikes

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President Obama makes a statement on recent U.S. and allied airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama depart the White House to New York for the United Nations General Assembly

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet people after arriving at JFK International Airport

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President Obama addresses the Climate Summit at the United Nations General Assembly

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President Obama is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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@petesouza: Presidents Obama and Clinton backstage at the Clinton Global Initiative

President Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York

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President Obama and senior advisers meet with representatives from the five Arab countries plus Iraq who have participated in air strikes against ISIS in Syria in New York City

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29
Jul
14

Welcome to Kansas City, Mr President

President Obama greets people upon arrival at Kansas City International Airport

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@petesouza: Pres Obama talking to a youngster outside Arthur Bryant’s BBQ tonight in KC

18
May
14

Flashback: The Kindness of a Stranger

(Harvard, c 1988)

Source – Extracts: Mary was a newlywed and ready to move to Norway, but was stopped at the airport because she didn’t have enough money for the trip. Then a stranger turned up and paid for her.

Mary Menth Andersen was 31 years old at the time and had just married Norwegian Dag Andersen. She was looking forward to starting a new life in Åsgårdstrand in Vestfold with him. But first she had to get all of her belongings across to Norway.

The date was November 2nd, 1988.

At the airport in Miami things were hectic as usual, with long lines at the check-in counters. When it was finally Mary’s turn and she had placed her luggage on the baggage line, she got the message that would crush her bubbling feeling of happiness.

“You’ll have to pay a $103 surcharge if you want to bring both those suitcases to Norway,” the man behind the counter said.

Mary had no money. Her new husband had travelled ahead of her to Norway, and she had no one else to call.

“I was completely desperate and tried to think which of my things I could manage without. But I had already made such a careful selection of my most prized possessions,” says Mary.

Although she explained the situation to the man behind the counter, he showed no signs of mercy.

“I started to cry, tears were pouring down my face and I had no idea what to do. Then I heard a gentle and friendly voice behind me saying, “That’s OK, I’ll pay for her”.”

Mary turned around to see a tall man whom she had never seen before.

….She was thrilled to be able to bring both her suitcases to Norway and assured the stranger that he would get his money back. The man wrote his name and address on a piece of paper that he gave to Mary. She thanked him repeatedly. When she finally walked off towards the security checkpoint, he waved goodbye to her.

The piece of paper said ‘Barack Obama’ and his address in Kansas, which is the state where his mother comes from. Mary carried the slip of paper around in her wallet for years, before it was thrown out.

“He was my knight in shining armor,” says Mary, smiling.

She paid the $103 back to Obama the day after she arrived in Norway. At that time he had just finished his job as a poorly paid community worker in Chicago, and had started his law studies at prestigious Harvard university.

In the spring of 2006 Mary’s parents had heard that Obama was considering a run for president, but that he had still not decided. They chose to write a letter in which they told him that he would receive their votes. At the same time, they thanked Obama for helping their daughter 18 years earlier.

In a letter to Mary’s parents dated May 4th, 2006 and stamped ‘United States Senate, Washington DC’, Barack Obama writes:

“I want to thank you for the lovely things you wrote about me and for reminding me of what happened at Miami airport. I’m happy I could help back then, and I’m delighted to hear that your daughter is happy in Norway. Please send her my best wishes. Sincerely, Barack Obama, United States senator.”

The parents sent the letter on to Mary.

“It’s amazing to think that the man who helped me 20 years ago may now become the next US president,” says Mary delightedly.

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Mary watching Barack Obama’s first inauguration

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