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How Good Obamas gets a royal welcome at Buckingham Palace

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    President Barack Obama received a royal 41-gun salute at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to begin a two-day state visit aimed at ensuring the United States and Britain keep the "special" in their relationship.


    While the two governments have some differences over such issues as Libya, for example -- where Obama is seen as less eager than Europeans to lead the battle -- the president and Cameron stressed the unique status of U.S.-British relations in an opinion article published in the Times of London.


    A challenge for the two leaders is Libya. Obama, Cameron and NATO allies launched an air campaign in March to protect Libyan civilians from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a civil war between him and rebels who now control eastern Libya.

    While many Libyan civilians, especially in the east, have been protected by NATO air strikes, Gaddafi remains in power. Obama, Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy say they will not stop bombing until he leaves power.

    Obama and Cameron are also expected to review the fight against Islamist militants and relations with Pakistan after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces on May 2 on Pakistani soil.

    Obama will be looking for British support for his call to advance movements for democratic change offered by the "Arab Spring" uprisings in the Middle East.

    Source: yahoonews