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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.

Filipino activists hold paper mache skulls  painted with US flags as they march outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines on Monday in a rally condemning the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama to the country. Activists also called for an end to the presence of US troops in the country and the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

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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.

Obama Welcomes World Series Champions Boston Red Sox To The White House...WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01:  Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (L) poses for a "selfie" with U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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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 their water cannon at protesters who are forcing their way closer to U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 during a protest against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. The protesters were also calling for the pullout of U.S. troops in the country under the Visiting Forces Agreement

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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 t...A worker power washes the West Wing of the White House January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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A worker power-washes the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C

Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural   'Surveillance of the fittest' at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to ìall open questionsî about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkelís cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasnít denied past snooping.

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Artists A Signl (left) and B Shanti (second from right), of the artist group Captain Borderline, paint a mural “Surveillance of the Fittest” on a wall in Cologne, Germany, to draw attention to the spying programme of the US intelligence services 

Congress Vote Ends Impasse to Be Revisited in January...National Park Service park ranger Richard Trott walks through the Korean War Veterans Memorial with a closed sign he removed in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. After the partisan passions and heated rhetoric, the disruptions of a government shutdown and displays of dysfunction, Congress did what it could have done weeks ago: voted to fund the government and lift the debt limit. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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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.

Teri McLain wears a U.S. President Barack Obama figure during a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its tenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.

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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.

U.S. President Obama delivers remarks on the government funding impasse at a local small business in Maryland...U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the government funding impasse at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, October 3, 2013. Obama travelled to the business to highlight the impacts that a government shutdown and default would have on the economy. The U.S. government shutdown entered its third day on Thursday with little sign of compromise between Republicans and Democrats and concerns grew about the economic consequences of a prolonged stalemate.     REUTERS/Jason Reed

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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 Memo...Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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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 delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act at Prince George's Community College...epa03884990 US President Barack Obama (2-R) greets supporters after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act, also known as 'Obamacare', at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland, USA, 26 September 2013. 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.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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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 (R) meets King...US President Barack Obama (R) meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on September 5, 2013. Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia's Saint Petersburg, where he is expected to rally support for or at least acceptance of moves to punish Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged deadly gas attack on a Damascus suburb last month.      AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

Free Syrian Army fighters sit on a sofa inside a house in Deir al-Zor...Free Syrian Army fighters sit on a sofa inside a house in Deir al-Zor August 27, 2013.

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Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a house during a rare light moment in Deir al-Zor, Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin.

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Barack Obama, US president, waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on Wednesday 

A member of the Secret Service is reflected in the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base, N..J. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. President Barack Obama and New .Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

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A member of the secret service is reflected on the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on Tuesday. President Barack Obama and Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by super storm Sandy 

A Marine closes a door to Marine One with US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House on May 28, 2013 in Washington. Obama is traveling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas effected by last year's hurricane Sandy.     AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Marine on Tuesday closes the door to Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, on the south lawn of the White House, Washington. Mr Obama is travelling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas affected by last year’s Hurricane Sandy

Michelle Obama Visits Local Washington DC School...WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School May 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Savoy School, once one of the lowest performing schools in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School on Friday in Washington, DC. The school, once one of the lowest performing in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. 

The sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, in Maine, Thursday, May 2, 2013. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park's seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5 percent funding cut of it's roughly $7.8 million budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service s share of federal sequestration.

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The sun’s rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine, on Thursday morning. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park’s seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5% funding cut of it’s $7.8m budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service’s share of federal sequestration.

President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Thursday.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady

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President Barack Obama heads to Boston to mourn victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. No arrests have been made in connection with Monday’s twin bombings near the finish line of the race, which sent metal fragments and nails into a crowd of runners and spectators, killing three people and wounding 180.