Obama making nostalgic visit to city of his childhood

Obama making nostalgic visit to city of his childhood

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Bogor – Former President Barack Obama and his family are set to visit his childhood home city of Jakarta at the end of their 10-day vacation to Indonesia, where they went whitewater rafting and visited an ancient Buddhist temple. –AP/UNB
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will host Obama on Friday at the Bogor Palace in West Java, a grand Dutch colonial building famous for its 200-acre botanical gardens and the herd of spotted deer that roam the grounds. Obama was incredibly popular in Indonesia during his presidency, and many here saw him as a symbol of hope and religious tolerance because of his years living in the Muslim country. A statue of the kid still remembered as “Barry” by childhood friends was erected outside the elementary school he attended in Jakarta.

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