The American President

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International relations

President Barack Obama speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013.

AP Photo / Evan Vucci

President Richard Nixon, right, looks serious as he eats with chopsticks in Shanghai, China, February 28, 1972.

AP Photo / Bob Daugherty

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a summit meeting at the White House, Feb. 10, 2017. Abe was the first Asian leader to hold a meeting with Trump.

AP Photo / Evan Vucci

President George Bush and Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto stand together during a welcoming ceremony on the grounds of the White House, June 6, 1989.

AP Photo / Bob Daugherty

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, President Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington after signing the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, March 26, 1979.

AP Photo / Bob Daugherty

South African President Nelson Mandela, foreground, and President Bill Clinton peer out from Section B, prison cell No. 5, on Robben Island, South Africa, March 27, 1998. Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term on the island.

AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

President Theodore Roosevelt tests a steam shovel at the Culebra Cut during construction of the Panama Canal, a project he championed, November 1906. Roosevelt's visit to Panama made him the first sitting U.S. president to travel abroad.

AP Photo

From the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio by AP photographers, President Bill Clinton, wearing traditional Senegalese clothing, and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen to ''griot'' or village storytellers of the Dal Diam village, April 1, 1998.

AP Photo / Greg Gibson