Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour

US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 9, 2014President Barack Obama departed for China on Sunday, on a trip meant to help allay Washington’s sometimes tense relations with Beijing. Obama left Washington in the pre-dawn hours en route to an air force base in Alaska, where his plane refueled before traveling on to Beijing. The US leader was accompanied on his eight-day trip, which also includes visits to Myanmar and Australia, by his national security adviser Susan Rice and several other top aides.

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