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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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Barack Obama continues tour of Middle East

Barack Obama chats with Jordan's King Abdullah and his son Crown Prince Hussein Credit: EUTERS/Yousef Allan/Jordanian Royal Palace/Handout

Barack Obama is continuing his tour of the Middle East, visiting Amman in Jordan.

He is scheduled to return to Washington after visiting the abandoned desert city of Petra later today.

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