Archive for May 27th, 2016

27
May
16

President Obama Visits Service Members

US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with US and Japanese troops during his visit to the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, near the Japanese city of Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama, who arrived at Iwakuni after attending the G7 Summit in central Japan, hailed the "great alliance" between the United States and Japan on May 27, just hours ahead of his historic visit to Hiroshima. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech to the U.S. and Japanese servicemen and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Barack Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. servicemen (L) and (R) take snapshots of the U.S. President Barack Obama (C) during his speech at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech to the U.S. and Japanese servicemen and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Barack Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks with Us and Japanese troops at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on May 27, 2016. Obama, who arrived at Iwakuni after attending the G7 Summit in central Japan, hailed the "great alliance" between the United States and Japan on May 27, just hours ahead of his historic visit to Hiroshima. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech to the U.S. and Japanese servicemen and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Barack Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

Family members of US and Japanese troops listen as US President Barack Obama speaks during his visit to the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, near the Japanese city of Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama, who arrived at Iwakuni after attending the G7 Summit in central Japan, hailed the "great alliance" between the United States and Japan on May 27, just hours ahead of his historic visit to Hiroshima. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks with US troops during his visit to the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, near the Japanese city of Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama, who arrived at Iwakuni after attending the G7 Summit in central Japan, hailed the "great alliance" between the United States and Japan on May 27, just hours ahead of his historic visit to Hiroshima. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) gives a speech to the U.S. and Japanese servicemen and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama greets cheering crowd at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Barack Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama greets the cheering crowd of the U.S. and Japanese servicemen and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Barack Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with US and Japanese troops during his visit to the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, near the Japanese city of Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama, who arrived at Iwakuni after attending the G7 Summit in central Japan, hailed the "great alliance" between the United States and Japan on May 27, just hours ahead of his historic visit to Hiroshima. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

IWAKUNI, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama greets the cheering crowd of the U.S. and Japanese servicemen and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCAS Iwakuni) on May 27, 2016 in Iwakuni, Japan. President Barack Obama flew in to the MCAS Iwakuni on Air Force One, and visited the troops before visiting Hiroshima. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

 

27
May
16

President Obama’s Historic Visit To Hiroshima

US President Barack Obama arrives at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

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<> on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, historic site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II in 1945.

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<> on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, historic site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II in 1945.

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima

US Presdent Barack Obama (L) talks with 91-year-old A-bomb survivor Sunao Tsuboi (C) as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (behind L) looks on, after laying a wreath in front of a cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with 91-year-old Sunao Tsuboi (2nd R), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) listens during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks with 91-year-old Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori (front), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

<> on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, historic site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II in 1945.

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HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama embraces atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori during his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, the site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II on August 6, 1945. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) hugs Shigeaki Mori, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama embraces atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori

The wreath placed by US President Barack Obama is displayed in front of the cenotoph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - MAY 27: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, the site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II on August 6, 1945. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (2nd L) delivers his speech next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) after laying wreaths in front of a cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese and foreign Journalists watch US President Barack Obama's live address from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park, at the 2016 Ise-Shima G7 Summit International Media Center in Ise city, Mie prefecture on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid a moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese and foreign Journalists watch President Barack Obama’s live address from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

<> on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, historic site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II in 1945.

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US Presdent Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) after laying a wreath in front of the cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945 at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks after laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) looks on, in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama places a wreath in front of the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, May 27, 2016. Nearly 71 years after U.S. forces dropped a devastating nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Obama became the first American leader to set foot on the soil where so many people died. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Captions *** Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama (R) holds a minute silence after placing a wreath at the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Obama on May 27 paid a moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) recieves a bow from a student (L) at the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) walk beside the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid a moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (2nd L) shakes hands with Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) looks on at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) greets a school student as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe watches (L) after delivering their speeches and laying wreaths in front of a cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

27
May
16

Early Bird Chat: One Of A Kind Leader

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Anthony Bourdain: Six True Things About Dinner With Obama

The President is an Asiaphile. He spoke wistfully of his time in Indonesia and his memories of the smells and flavors of street food there. The reaction among regular people in Hanoi to the fact that the US President chose to eat Bun Cha was beyond all imagining. The effect was unbelievable. People were actually crying the next day, describing to me their shock and their pride, the reactions of their neighbors, to this completely unexpected choice of meal—and the venue. He was among the very few guests on my show who ever asked the camera crew if they got to eat too. And he made a point of taking a picture with all of them when we were done.

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