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People lined the motorcade route of U.S. President Barack Obama on his way to meet with Senegalese President Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace on Thursday, in Dakar, Senegal. Obama is visiting Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania on a week long trip.

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Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds

Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal’s president, who said his country “still isn’t ready” to decriminalize homosexuality.


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