In Cairo Speech, Obama Seeks 'New Beginning' With Muslim World Calling across a chasm that has opened wider in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks, President Obama spoke Thursday about U.S. relations with the Muslim world. He hopes to "start a dialogue" to repair tattered U.S. ties with the globe's 1.5 billion followers of Islam.
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Obama Seeks 'New Beginning' With Muslim World

Obama's Speech In Full

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In Focus

Analysis Of The Speech On 'Morning Edition'

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President Obama boards Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, bound for Egypt to make a momentous multimedia address to the world's 1.5 billion Muslims. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama boards Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, bound for Egypt to make a momentous multimedia address to the world's 1.5 billion Muslims.

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Highlights From The Speech

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On The 'New Beginning'

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On Moving Forward

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On Stereotypes

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Watching Washington

NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving says the president foresaw a better world for Muslims in his speech, but didn't offer a clear path or plan for getting there.

Iraqi men in Baghdad watch a live broadcast on satellite TV of President Obama's speech in Cairo. Obama vowed Thursday to forge a "new beginning" for Islam and America in a landmark speech to global Muslims, evoking a vision of peace after years of smoldering "suspicion and discord." Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi men in Baghdad watch a live broadcast on satellite TV of President Obama's speech in Cairo. Obama vowed Thursday to forge a "new beginning" for Islam and America in a landmark speech to global Muslims, evoking a vision of peace after years of smoldering "suspicion and discord."

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