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Trump makes surprise visit to Iraq

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, December 26, 2018.  
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.    
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, first lady Melania Trump and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Doug Silliman, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, first lady Melania Trump and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Doug Silliman, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. ...more

President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, first lady Melania Trump and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Doug Silliman, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.    
  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump, traveling with first lady Melania Trump, meets political and military leaders and makes a policy speech to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, traveling with first lady Melania Trump, meets political and military leaders and makes a policy speech to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, traveling with first lady Melania Trump, meets political and military leaders and makes a policy speech to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he meets U.S. political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he meets U.S. political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he meets U.S. political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  
   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump, flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton, meets political and military leaders during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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