President Obama to visit desert city of Petra

US President Barack Obama has the final engagement of his Middle East tour today - a visit to the archaeological remains of Petra in Jordan.

Associated Press correspondent Julie Pace tweeted a photograph of the presidential helicopter en route:


Overcast skies be damned, Obama is making the hour-long chopper ride to Petra


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.