Obama meets China's president

Barack Obama has met China's outgoing president during a meeting at a summit of Asian countries taking place in Cambodia. He become the first sitting US President to visit Cambodia and Burma on his historic tour of Asia.

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In Pictures: Obama visits Wat Pho Royal Monastery

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a short visit to Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok today as he began his three-day tour of Southeast Asia.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visit Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

Obama and Clinton joked with a monk at the temple as they visited its famous Reclining Buddha statue.

President Obama and Hillary Clinton stand with a monk at the base of the Reclining Buddha Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

This marks the President's first trip abroad since his re-election.

A Thai policeman salutes as President Obama and Hillary Clinton pass by Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

After Thailand, Obama will embark on a historic trip to Burma - known by the regime as Myanmar - as the first sitting US President to visit.

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