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President Barack Obama, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, front left, walk along to red carpet for a troop review during an arrival ceremony as Obama arrives at the Muqata Presidential Compound Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama in Israel

Pres. Obama made his first visit to Israel on March 20— and only his second to

the Middle East — since taking office.

He also made his first trips as president to the Palestinian

Authority and Jordan this week.