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Obama departs for Asia, to make historic stop in Myanmar

U.S. President Barack Obama steps aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama steps aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama steps aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia from the White House in Washington November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia from the White House in Washington November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia from the White House in Washington November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama boards Marine One before departing for a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia from the White House in Washington November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama boards Marine One before departing for a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia from the White House in Washington November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama boards Marine One before departing for a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia from the White House in Washington November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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U.S. President Barack Obama steps aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama steps aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 17, 2012. Obama is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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