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Obama's 'week of glitter and grit'

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Barack Obama is setting out on his visit to a small Irish village, the home of his great, great, great grandfather, ahead of talks with David Cameron and the G8 summit in France.

North America editor Mark Mardell looks at "a week of glitter and grit" for the newly nicknamed O'bama.


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