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U.S. President Barack Obama watches on as Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at a dinner at Government House in Bangkok, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama watches on as Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at a dinner at Government House in Bangkok, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama watches on as Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at a dinner at Government House in Bangkok, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
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U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to sign a guestbook as Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on, at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to sign a guestbook as Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on, at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to sign a guestbook as Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on, at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smile as they stand at the base of the Reclining Buddha during their tour of the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smile as they stand at the base of the Reclining Buddha during their tour of the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smile as they stand at the base of the Reclining Buddha during their tour of the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Thai dignitaries upon his arrival at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Thai dignitaries upon his arrival at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Thai dignitaries upon his arrival at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he arrives at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he arrives at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he arrives at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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U.S. President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he arrives at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he arrives at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he arrives at Don Muang international airport in Bangkok November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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