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Obama turns tourist in Petra

US President Barack Obama took time out of his diplomatic trip of the Middle East to marvel at the ancient city of Petra. His 24-hour visit to Jordan marked the end of his four-day visit to the region.

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Obama’s limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

Obama seen in the replacement vehicle. Credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Barack Obama’s maiden trip to Israel as US President has not started as smoothly as planned.

“The Beast limo”, famed for its apparent robustness, broke down after a driver reportedly filled the famous vehicle with diesel instead of petrol.

The vehicle, which was meant to transport Obama around Jerusalem, grounded to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem.

Most of the “Beast’s” specifications are classified for security reasons but it does protect against a biochemical attack whilst a blood bank of the President’s blood type is concealed in the boot.

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