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US president Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in press briefing room at the White House in Washington, while discussing the mass  shooting at the community college in Oregon. Photograph: AP

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 Edward Kennedy flanked by  President Mary McAleese and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott talks to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 16, 2000. Photo: AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison

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British prime minister David Cameron arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, for the start of a two day visit to the Caribbean. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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US president Barack Obama extends his hand to Cuban president Raul Castro at the start of their meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 29th, 2015. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi  greets US secretary of state Hillary Clinton at her residence in Rangoon in December 2011. Photograph: Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images

Kyi at her lakeside home towards the end of 2011, thus giving America’s official endorsement to Burma(...)

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

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