Archive for the 'Abroad: M East March 2013' Category

24
Mar
13

Pete Souza photos: President Obama’s trip to the Middle East

President Barack Obama and Dr. Suleiman A.D. Al Farajat, a University of Jordan tourism professor, jump from a ledge of the Nabataean Amphitheater during a walking tour the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, March 23

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President Barack Obama shakes hands during a meet and greet at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, March 21

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President Barack Obama meets National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, left, and Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, in the conference room aboard Air Force One en route to Tel Aviv, Israel, March 20

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President Barack Obama greets members of Hora, a local children’s dance troupe, before departing Israeli President Shimon Peres’ residence in Jerusalem, March 20

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President Barack Obama watch a dance performance at the Al-Bireh Youth Resource Development Center in Ramallah, the West Bank, March 21, 2013. Dr. Samih Al-Abed, Chairman of the Board, Al-Bireh Youth Resource Development Center, left, and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority are seated with the President

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President Barack Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, March 22, 2013. Standing with the President, from left, are: Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau; Israeli President Shimon Peres; Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu; and Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate

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President Barack Obama and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority enter the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the West Bank, March 22

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President Barack Obama watches as a vendor writes a name using colored sand in a bottle during a walking tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, March 23

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King Abdullah II of Jordan waves to President Barack Obama as he boards Air Force One at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, March 23

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All photos by Pete Souza – more here

All posts/photos/videos from the Middle East trip here

24
Mar
13

Rise and Shine…….A photo essay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVES IN ISRAEL

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23
Mar
13

Iconic

President Obama during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum on March 22 in Jerusalem, Israel (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

23
Mar
13

The Ancient and The New

The helicopter carrying President Obama flies over the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, March 23

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All posts/photos/videos from the Middle East trip here

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Home!

Chat away!

23
Mar
13

Rise and Shine….It’s The Weekend!

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President Obama stops to look at the Treasury during his tour of the ancient city of Petra.

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 President Barack Obama walks with Suleiman al-Farajat, a tourism professor at the University of Jordan, past an ancient shrine during his walking tour of Petra.

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President Barack Obama participates in a walking tour with Suleiman al-Farajat, a tourism professor at the University of Jordan, in Petra

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22
Mar
13

The Finest of Ambassadors

President Obama during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem

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President Obama holds a souvenir book presented to him by Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem

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President Obama visits the Church of the Nativity with Palestinian President Abbas in Bethlehem, West Bank

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President Obama meets Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III during a tour of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

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22
Mar
13

Keep Chattin’ Away

President Barack Obama tours the crypt containing the birthplace of Jesus during his visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the West Bank, March 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Back in a bit!

22
Mar
13

Chat Away

President Obama walks with Rabbi Israel Meir Lau in the Hall of Remembrance during Obama’s visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem (Reuters)

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Previous Israel/West Bank/Jordan posts here

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President Obama arrives in Jordan

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Back later with more photos and videos – and (once I scrape it off the ceiling, clean the dust/cobwebs off it and reassemble it) VC’s birthday cake 😎

22
Mar
13

Heads Up: President Obama press conference in Jordan

White House live * CNN * CBS

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Likely to be late, welcoming ceremony only happening now: CNN

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President Obama leaving Israel – the daughters of the US ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, get a special hug (Thanks to BWD for the link)

22
Mar
13

Rise and Shine: Photos from Israel

President Barack Obama pays his respects in the Hall of Remembrance after marines layed a wreath on his behalf during his visit to the Yad Vashem

…. with President Shimon Peres, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and the Abnkor Children’s Choir

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