Julius Nyerere airport

Women from a welcoming group wearing skirts and shawls with the face of U.S. President Barack Obama prepare for him to depart from the Julius Nyerere airport at the end of the final leg of his weeklong visit to Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Obama on Monday courted African business leaders and announced new trade initiatives to open up East Africa's markets to American businesses, as he sought to counter the rise of Chinese economic influence in the growing continent.

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Women from a welcoming group wearing skirts and shawls with the face of US President Barack Obama prepare for him to depart from the Julius Nyerere airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Tuesday, at the end of the final leg of his week-long visit to Africa. Mr Obama on Monday courted African business leaders and announced trade initiatives to open up East Africa’s markets to American businesses, as he sought to counter the rise of Chinese economic influence in the continent.