Summit of the Americas: Behind the Scenes

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President Obama heads to the motorcade in Mexico City after a helicopter ride aboard Marine One on April 16, 2009.

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The president meets Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s family (and golden retriever) on April 16, 2009.

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Security agents fan out in Mexico City as Presidents Obama and Calderon chat before their press conference on April 16, 2009.

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President Calderon introduces dinner guests to President Obama on April 16, 2009.

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Aboard Air Force One en route to Trinidad and Tobago, President Obama works on his opening remarks to the Summit of the Americas with speechwriter Adam Frankel on April 17, 2009.

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A red carpet is rolled out after Air Force One arrives in Port of Spain, Trinidad on April 17, 2009.

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President Obama greets Costa Rican President Oscar Arias during the opening reception at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad on April 17, 2009. Also pictured are Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva, middle, and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, far right.

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White House aides review President Obama’s opening remarks one last time on April 17, 2009. From left, Mark Lippert, Adam Frankel (standing), Denis McDonough, Robert Gibbs, and Dan Restrepo.

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President Obama walks back to his seat after giving his opening remarks at the Summit of the Americas on April 17, 2009.

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President Obama participates in a multilateral meeting with CARICOM (Carribian Community), a side meeting at the main Summit on April 17, 2009.

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President Obama backstage before the opening plenary session of the Summit of the Americas on April 18, 2009.

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President Obama confers in a hallway with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as trip director Marvin Nicholson checks for a cue on whether the other heads of state are ready for the group photo on April 18, 2009.

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At the heads of state retreat at the last session of the Summit of the Americas on April 19, 2009.

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President Obama conducts a wrap-up press conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad on April 19, 2009.

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Cricket legend Brian Lara shows President Obama how to properly swing a bat on April 19, 2009.

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President Obama enters the presidential limousine en route to the airport on April 19, 2009

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The president greets people at the Port of Spain airport before departing for Washington, D.C. on April 19, 2009.

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Trinidad and Tobago foreign minister Paula Gopee-Scoon bids farewell to President Obama on April 19, 2009.

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President Obama boards Air Force One for the flight home to Washington as a security blimp hovers overhead on April 19, 2009.

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On the flight back, President Obama recaps the trip with some of the Congressional delegation accompanying him on April 19, 2009.

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