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On first trip to Mideast, Obama has delicate task

Seeks to open dialogue, avoid democracy lecture

President Barack Obama makes his way to board Air Force One Tuesday at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. Obama is starting a 4-day trip which will take him to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany and France. ( Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) President Barack Obama makes his way to board Air Force One Tuesday at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. Obama is starting a 4-day trip which will take him to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany and France.
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / June 3, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia today for his first trip to the Middle East as president, determined to change the image of America in a region that largely reviled his predecessor, George W. Bush. (Full article: 1208 words)

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