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Obama marks bin Laden's death with Afghan trip

 President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrive before signing a strategic partnership agreement, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the presid...
 President Barack Obama arrives to address troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
 President Barack Obama fist bumps service members after he addressed troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charl...
 President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai shake hands after making statements before signing a strategic partnership agreement at the ...
 Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, introduces President Barack Obama be...

Obama Afghanistan

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrive before signing a strategic partnership agreement, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the presid...

Obama Afghanistan

President Barack Obama arrives to address troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

APTOPIX Obama Afghanistan

President Barack Obama fist bumps service members after he addressed troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charl...

Obama Afghanistan

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai shake hands after making statements before signing a strategic partnership agreement at the ...

APTOPIX Obama Afghanistan

Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, introduces President Barack Obama be...

President Barack Obama chose to mark the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden in a way that couldn't help but draw the attention of the whole world _ a swift trip to Afghanistan, an upbeat meeting with U.S. troops, the signing of a joint strategic pact with President Hamid Karzai.
Obama, in the midst of his effort to win re-election as president and commander in chief, capped the rapid visit with a TV speech beamed back to the U.S. in which he declared that the war is ending and Americans can look forward to the "light of a new day on the horizon."
Here's a look at the presidential journey in photos.


Updated : 2021-01-16 02:01 GMT+08:00