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Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba for five years, arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The US and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old enemy.
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US President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greet each other at her house in Yangon, Myanmar.
A policeman secures a university compound where U.S. President Barack Obama will meet members of different youth organisations, in Yangon. Obama, visiting Myanmar‘s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, said a provision in the Southeast Asian nation’s constitution that prevents candidates from running for president because of their children’s nationality made no sense.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales.
U.S. President Barack Obama greets children as he is welcomed by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia. Obama is in Estonia for a one day visit where he will meet with Baltic State leaders before heading to the NATO Summit in Wales.
Protesters try to force their way closer to the US Embassy in Manila on Wednesday during a rally against next week’s visit by US president Barack Obama.
A protester is prevented by police from placing a sticker on the logo of the US embassy during a rally in Manila, Philippines, ahead of a visit by US president Barack Obama. The US and Philippine governments are rushing to finalise, for possible signing, the so-called Agreement on Enhanced Defence Co-operation (AEDC) which will allow a larger US military presence in the country.
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Filipino activists wear painted skull masks at a march outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, on Monday to condemn an upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama. Activists also called for an end to the presence of US troops in the country and the visiting forces agreement.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz poses for a selfie with US President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House to honour the 2013 World Series Champions
Firemen spray a water cannon at protesters forcing their way towards the US embassy in Manila on Tuesday during a protest against the forthcoming visit of US president Barack Obama. The protesters were also calling for the pullout of US troops in the country under the Visiting Forces Agreement.
A worker power-washes the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C.
A National Park Service ranger removes a closed sign from the Korean war veterans memorial in Washington on Wednesday. After the partisan passions and heated rhetoric, the disruptions of a US government shutdown and displays of dysfunction, Congress finally voted to fund the government and lift the debt limit.
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A protester wears a US President Barack Obama figure during a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington. The government shutdown is entering its 10th day as the Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington. Mr Obama travelled to the company to highlight the impact that a US government shutdown and default would have on the economy. The shutdown entered its third day on Thursday with little sign of compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill.
US President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare’, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. As a possible government shutdown looms ahead, the Obama administration has blamed Congressional Republicans for attaching language to a government funding bill that would defund Obamacare.
US President Barack Obama meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the royal palace in Stockholm. Mr Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia’s Saint Petersburg.
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Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a house during a rare light moment in Deir al-Zor, Syria.