Obama: Six Days, Four Nations as presented by: Boston Big Picture

US President Barack Obama began a six-day, four-nation tour (Ireland, England, France, and Poland) May 22, 2011. His 24-hour visit to Ireland included dropping by rural Moneygall, where his great-great-great-grandfather Fulmouth Kearney lived before immigrating to the United States in 1850. The second stop on Mr. Obama’s itinerary? London, for a visit with the Queen, where he was honored with a State Dinner at Buckingham Palace and gave an address to both houses of Parliament. Mr. Obama’s next stop: a meeting of the Group of 8 world powers in Deauville, France. The leaders discussed how the West could help Egypt, Tunisia and other Arab states in political transition. On the last stop: Mr. Obama visited Poland. Last year he was forced to cancel (to attend the funeral of Poland's president) when the ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano restricted air space and travel. Ironically, a new volcanic eruption forced alterations of his itinerary again this year. A muslim protestor is removed by police from outside Downing Street prior to the arrival of President Obama, May 24, 2011 in London, England. Obama reviews an honor guard with Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, during an official arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace, May 24, 2011. A newspaper vendor holds up a stack of papers with the front page headline "Welcome Home" in reference to US President Barack Obama's visit to the Republic of Ireland. Obama paid a joyful visit to a small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker.

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