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Obama marks bin Laden’s death with Afghan trip

(AP) – President Barack Obama chose to mark the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden in a way that couldn’t help but draw the attention of the whole world _ a swift trip to Afghanistan, an upbeat meeting with U.S. troops, the signing of a joint strategic pact with President Hamid Karzai.

Obama, in the midst of his effort to win re-election as president and commander in chief, capped the rapid visit with a TV speech beamed back to the U.S. in which he declared that the war is ending and Americans can look forward to the “light of a new day on the horizon.”

Here’s a look at the presidential journey in pictures.

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