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President Barack Obama gets plenty of hugs as he greets troops during a surprise visit to Camp Victory, just outside Baghdad. Obama planned to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a U.S. military base, the White House said, after bad weather forced a hasty change to his itinerary. The two leaders will discuss the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, the overall security situation as well as Turkish border issues and Kurdish rebels, Iraqi state television said.
April 7, 2009