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Indonesia unveils a statue of President Barack Obama

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Indonesia has unveiled a statue of the American president, Barack Obama, marking the four years of his childhood in Indonesia with his American mother and Indonesian stepfather.

In the capital of Jakarta, the 2m bronze statue shows President Obama as a 10-year-old child.

The American president went to school in Jakarta and is a local hero to young Indonesians.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

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