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Ping pong diplomacy

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 00:52

May 24 - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron seal 'special relationship' with a game of ping pong at a London high school. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama spent part of Tuesday afternoon playing table tennis with British Prime Minister David Cameron and students at a south London school. "Who wants to take me on?" Obama said as he walked into the Globe Academy, a school with a high proportion of low-income students. He and Cameron teamed up to play against two students. At first the two left-handed leaders had some trouble getting their strategy coordinated. "Are we keeping score?" Obama asked at one point. It seemed the students got the better of the two leaders. Obama is on the second stop of a four-nation European tour, arriving from Ireland late on Monday (May 23) and planning to attend a Group of Eight summit in Deauville, France on Thursday (May 26) and end the week in Poland.

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Ping pong diplomacy

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 00:52