A supporter of the Tibetan cause joins Falungong practioners in a cordoned off protest zone across from where President Barack Obama is due to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage, a little over 100 hundred miles east of Los Angeles, on June 7, 2013, where they were joined by Falun Gong practioners in protesting the brutal repression of China's ruling Communist Party. Xi, the Chinese leader arrived in southern California the previous evening and stayed in a nearby hotel, according to the local Desert Sun newspaper, ahead of what was planned as an unusually relaxed US-China summit. AFP PHOTO/Federic J. BROWN
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President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement at the State Dining Room of the White House August 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke on the economy, S&P downgrade and the loss of Navy SEAL members in Afghanistan.
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state have travelled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.
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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. In his fifth State of the Union address, Obama is expected to emphasize on healthcare, economic fairness and new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy with bipartisan cooperation.
President Barack Obama smiles while speaking during the 36th annual National Italian American Foundation Gala October 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the awards gala which is part of a two-day convention for the organization.
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In this handout photo provided by the White House, President Barack Obama speaks with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran during a phone call in the Oval Office September 27, 2013 in Washington D.C.
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and his daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (C) walk across the South Lawn of the White House after arriving by Marine One January 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama returns from a two-week holiday in Hawaii.