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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President Obama lays wreath at Holocaust Memorial

US President Barack Obama paused for a few moments as he lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance at Jerusalem's Holocaust Memorial today.

He also lay a wreath at the graves of the Zionist founder Theodor Herzl and slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin on the final day of Obama's visit to Israel.

President Obama lays a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed
President Obama (C) tours the Hall of Names which commemorates millions of Jews murdered during the Holocaust Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed
President Obama, flanked by Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, writes in a guest book Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

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