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Obama lays wreath at Darwin memorial

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 01:06

Nov. 17 - U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at USS Peary War Memorial. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard laid a wreath each at the USS Peary War Memorial in Darwin. The USS Peary was bombed and sunk in Darwin harbour on 19th February 1942, killing 80 men. The memorial is one of the guns recovered from the wreck. Obama is in Darwin to address troops after he and Gillard announced the deployment of U.S. Marines, ships and aircraft in Darwin, only 820 km (500 miles) from Indonesia. Later on Thursday, Obama will fly to the Indonesian Island of Bali to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

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Obama lays wreath at Darwin memorial

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 01:06