US President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AFPUS President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AFP
US President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama embraces Laotian culture and pushes back against American isolationism

Obama has lamented that most Americans know little about the country or the devastating secret nine-year war the US waged there half a century ago

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US President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AFPUS President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AFP
US President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AFP
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