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1. The monument glut continues. 2. Barrack, as in Canberra (see caption.)
(credit: AP Photo caption: This June 7, 2010 image from television supplied by Network 10 shows a commemorative coffee mug of the 2010 presidential visit by Barack Obama sitting on a stone pillar in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. A Parliament House official told senators on Monday, May 21, 2012 that 198 mugs were smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building. One senator called it a “mafia-style execution” for the mugs, which had an extra “r” printed in Obama’s first name.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:Another interesting pic from the latest White House Flickr batch. Call it: Australia waiting in the wings. Three days before Obama announced that American troops would be stationed in Australia, we get this picture from the APEC summit in Honolulu. It’s a nice shot simply for the fact that Australia’s
(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: resident Barack Obama talks with President Hu Jintao of China at the conclusion of a meeting during the APEC summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. )
Beware the Split-Screen: Curious to see pics of Obama in Australia perusing war artifacts and, especially, communing with school children while, back home, UC Davis students are getting pepper-sprayed.
(photo 1: Pete Souza/White House caption 1: President Barack Obama tours the Australian War Memorial with Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce in Canberra, Australia, Nov.17, 2011.) caption 2: President Barack Obama, along with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, visits with students at Campbell High School in Canberra, Australia, Nov.17, 2011.)