Obama ends Africa trip by meeting Bush at memorial

Associated Press
A member of the brass band that will welcome U.S. President Barack Obama walks on the road next to State House, wearing a shirt with the face of Obama, ahead of the meeting with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, at State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Monday, July 1, 2013. The Democratic president was to fly Monday into Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the last stop on a weeklong tour of Africa that wraps up Tuesday, while his Republican predecessor coincidentally also plans to be there for a conference on African women organized by the George W. Bush Institute. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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A member of the brass band that will welcome U.S. President Barack Obama walks on the road next to State …

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush have laid a wreath at a memorial for Americans killed in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania.

It was a rare joint public appearance by the two presidents.

Both men bowed their heads after a Marine placed the wreath on a stand. They shook hands with victims and family and walked back to the embassy together. The ceremony lasted minutes; neither man made any public comments.

Tuesday's embassy visit is one of Obama's final stops as he wraps up a weeklong tour of the continent. Bush's institute is hosting a two-day summit here on African women.

Both of the presidents' wives were at the summit Tuesday.

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