Obamas Visit Brazil

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President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, right, tour the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, March 20, 2011.

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Obama waves to the audience after delivering remarks at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro March 20.

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Obama, Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha watch a drum and martial arts performance by children during their tour of the Ciudad de Deus Favela neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro March 20.

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Obama practices his soccer dribbling abilities as he plays with local children during his tour of the Ciudad de Deus Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, March 20.

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Obama, left, introduces his family to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff as they arrive at Palacio do Alvorada in Brasilia, Brazil on Saturday.

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Obama and Rousseff stop for a photo at Palacio do Itamaraty in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff shares a toast with Michelle Obama during the official lunch at the Palacio do Itamaraty.

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Obama and Rousseff during their meeting with US-Brazil CEO Forum.

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Obama with Rousseff during their joint news conference.

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Michelle Obama applauds as she attends cultural performances with her daughter Malia and Sasha at Oca da Tribo restaurant in Brasilia.

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Michelle Obama speaks with youths at Oca da Tribo restaurant as her daughter Sasha looks on in Brasilia.

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The Obamas and Rousseff participate in an arrival ceremony at Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia.

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Rousseff stands with the Obamas as they arrive at Planalto Palace for a meeting in Brasilia.

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Obama reviews troops during an arrival ceremony at Palacio do Planalto prior to meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia.

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Obama introduces his family to Lisa Kubiske, Deputy Chief of the U.S. mission in Brazil, as they step off Air Force One in Brasilia on March 19.

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The first family arrives in Brasilia.

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Primary school students hold Brazilian and U.S. flags as they await the arrival of Obama at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on March 19.

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The Obamas head towards Air Force One, for a flight to Brazil, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., March 18.

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Kids wave a Brazilian and a U.S. flag at the slum of Cidade de Deus.

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Activists of left parties protest against Obama's visit prior to his arrival.

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Activists of left parties protest against Obama's visit prior to his arrival.