Asian Fusion II: Obama In China

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November 17: President Obama’s Asia trip continued to China, where he discussed Iran, Afghanistan, the economy and climate change. Here, he visits the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of the Chinese emperors dating back to the Ming Dynasty, which began construction on the palace in 1406.If you missed TPM’s first installment of Obama-in-Asia photos, check it out here.

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November 17: Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao walk down a red carpet for a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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November 17: More pomp and circumstance from the welcome ceremony.

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November 17: Obama and Hu hold a joint press conference after a bilateral meeting.

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November 17: The site of the official talks in the Great Hall of the People.

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November 17: Obama and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Wu Bangguo meet.

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November 17: The two Presidents discuss the state banquet they’re attending.

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November 17: They also got a chance to meet college students and artists who performed at the banquet.

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November 17: Obama takes in the sites at the Forbidden City.

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November 17: At the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City.

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See more pictures from Obama’s Asian jaunt

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November 17: An honor guard stands at attention, waiting for Obama’s entrance to the Great Hall of the People.

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November 17: Obama, right and Hu, left, enjoy a dinner and a show.

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November 17: Obama meets the entertainers.

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November 17: The children of U.S. embassy workers in Tokyo meet the President.

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November 17: Hu and Obama before their state dinner.

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