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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Obama reflects on his tour of West Africa slave site

U.S. President Barack Obama looks out to sea through the 'Door of No Return,' at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal , on Thursday. Obama called his visit to the Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.'