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President Obama tours ancient Petra

Published 5:55 PM ET, Sat March 23, 2013
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U.S. President Barack Obama tours the Treasury at the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan, on Saturday, March 23. Obama arrived in Jordan on March 22, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama, left, is escorted by Suleiman al-Farajat, a professor of tourism at the University of Jordan, during his visit to a shrine during a tour of the ruins of Petra on March 23. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Obama and Professor al-Faraja stop to discuss a site in Petra on March 23. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
The president's motorcade sits parked on a dirt path as he tours Petra on Saturday. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the U.S. Secret Service stand watch in Petra. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama walks past media during his tour of Petra on Saturday. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama and his escorts stand outside the Treasury, or Al Khazneh, in Petra on March 23. The magnificent building, carved out of solid rock, is more than 2,000 years old. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II prior to boarding Air Force One to depart from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday, March 23. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images