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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Obama-Castro Handshake Courtesy – Of No Import: Radio Mambi Crowd

Updated at 10:10, 10:43 and 11:03 am EST A handshake is just a handshake. Still, it’s enough to set off the most fervent opponents of one partner, or the other. President Barack Obama shook Cuban President Raul Castro’s hand today...

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama Honors Mandela: ‘Giant of History’

What a history. In a place where one American president attempted to block sanctions against an Apartheid-enforcing government, the sitting American president came to honor the departed liberator of that once-segregated nation and its first black president. So stood the...

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Former U.S. President George Bush shakes hands with Zambian girls in Lusaka on Dec. 3, 2011.

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Former U.S. President George Bush shakes hands with Zambian girls in Lusaka on Dec. 3, 2011.

Bush Aboard Air Force One: Off-Record

Updated at 4:40 pm EST What’s said on Air Force One sometimes stays on Air Force One. Particularly when it’s off the record. Former President George W. Bush, who seldom walked back to the cabin for the traveling press at...

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An African National Congress (ANC) employee attaches posters to the outside of the political party's headquarters following the announcement of the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013.

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An African National Congress (ANC) employee attaches posters to the outside of the political party's headquarters following the announcement of the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013.

Obama South Africa-Bound

Updated at 8:28 am EST President Barack Obama has said that the first political activity he took part in, as a young man, was a protest of South Africa’s Apartheid. This morning, he and first lady Michelle Obama headed out...

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

Mandela: Film as ‘Incentive’

Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Colin Powell hosted a screening of “Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic of the South African leader due in theaters later this month. On stage tonight in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater,  Clinton, a...

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

Obamas Console Mandelas

President Obama and First Lady talk to Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, on the phone in South Africa pic.twitter.com/osdzF15P13 — petesouza (@petesouza) June 29, 2013   President Barack Obama met with several members of Nelson Mandela’s family at the Nelson...

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A group of well-wishers hold candles and a photo of Nelson Mandela as they pray for his recovery outside the Mediclinic heart hospital where he is hospitalized in Pretoria on June 27, 2013.

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A group of well-wishers hold candles and a photo of Nelson Mandela as they pray for his recovery outside the Mediclinic heart hospital where he is hospitalized in Pretoria on June 27, 2013.

Obama on Mandela: ‘I Don’t Need a Photo-op’

President Barack Obama, en route to South Africa with his family today, arrives as a nation watches the failing health of a legendary leader, Nelson Mandela. Obama, addressing reporters aboard Air Force One bound for Johannesburg, was asked about plans...

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