Dakar

US President Obama in Senegal...epa03764580 A man cleans the red carpet leading to Air Force One in preparation for a departure ceremony for US President Barack Obama in Dakar, Senegal, 28 June 2013. Obama will visit South Africa and Tanzania next before concluding his tour of Africa.  EPA/TANYA BINDRA

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A man cleans the red carpet leading to Air Force One in preparation for a departure ceremony for US President Barack Obama in Dakar on Friday. Mr Obama will visit South Africa and Tanzania next before concluding his tour of Africa 

US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the Door of No Return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on June 27, 2013. Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves

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US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the door of no return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on Thursday. Mr Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves. 

A member of the honor guard adjusts another's collar as they prepare for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Obama arrived in Senegal Wednesday night to kick off a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A member of the honour guard adjusts another’s collar as they prepare for the arrival of President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday. Mr Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night to begin a week-long trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black US president’s lack of engagement with continent during his first term.