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President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State (Credit: AP)

President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, tour the Eastern Viharn Phra Lokanand with Chaokun Suthee Thammanuwat, the dean, Faculty of Buddhism Assistant to the Abbot of Wat Phra Chetuphon at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Obama visits Southeast Asia

President Barack Obama starts a four-day tour of Southeast Asia. He will become the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar. Other countries include Thailand and Cambodia.

President Barack Obama holds talks with Thai Prime
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President Barack Obama holds talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during their meeting at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. Obama launched a three-day Southeast Asia tour Sunday, hailing alliances with countries such as Thailand as cornerstones of the administration's deeper commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. Others are from left, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenny, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Thai Deputy Premier Kittirat Na Ranong and Thailand Deputy Premier Pongthep Thepkarnjana. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Wait staff stand by with dinner to be
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Wait staff stand by with dinner to be served to President Barack Obama, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and guests at an official dinner at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck
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President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrive for an official dinner at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

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President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck
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President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during the arrival ceremony at Thai Koo Fah Building Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck
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President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during the national anthems of their countries outside Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck
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President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrive at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama (C) and Thai Prime Minister
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President Barack Obama (C) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck
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President Barack Obama and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attend the arrival ceremony at Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

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President Barack Obama speaks with Thai King Bhumibol
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President Barack Obama speaks with Thai King Bhumibol Adulayadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama, with Secretary of State Hillary
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President Barack Obama, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ambassador Kristie Kenney meet with King Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Kingdom of Thailand, at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State
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President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, tour the Eastern Viharn Phra Lokanand with Chaokun Suthee Thammanuwat, the dean, Faculty of Buddhism Assistant to the Abbot of Wat Phra Chetuphon at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary
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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tour the Viharn of the Reclining Buddha with a monk at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary
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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tour the Viharn of the Reclining Buddha with Chaokun Suthee Thammanuwat, the dean, Faculty of Buddhism Assistant to the Abbot of Wat Phra Chetuphon at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

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T-shirts of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu
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T-shirts of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama are displayed for sale at a market in Yangon, Myanmar. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Burmese work to silk screen more T-shirts depicting
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Burmese work to silk screen more T-shirts depicting President Barack Obama at a local shop as Yangon prepares for Obama's first to Myanmar. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama walks down a red carpet
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President Barack Obama walks down a red carpet through saluting military guards of honor as he arrives at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama arrives at Don Muang International
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President Barack Obama arrives at Don Muang International airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One
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President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 18, 2012)

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