President Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel during the official arrival ceremony for the German leader at the White House this morning (June 7, 2011). Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, accompanied by Commons Speaker John Bercow and Lords Speaker Baroness Helen Hayman, as he entered Westminster Hall. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, during his address at the State Department on Thursday (May 19, 2011). Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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