Tuesday, March 25, 2014

President Obama's Historic Visit to Amsterdam

President Barack Obama and Dutch Primeminister Mark Rutte
press conference in front of The Nightwatch
U.S. President Barack Obama,  starting a week of international travel, yesterday visited Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, when he became the first U.S. President in office to visit this city. 

He gave a joint press conference with Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte, in front of the historic 1642 painting The Night Watch ("de Nachtwacht" in Dutch), one of the most famous paintings by Rembrandt at exhibit at the recently renovated Rijksmuseum. The above photo speaks for itself: if speaking in front of such a historic piece of art inspires both speakers, one should consider doing this more often - and even if it doesn't, it's a nice backdrop for the audience.

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