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British school students take on Obama, Cameron

Last updated on: May 25, 2011 12:21 IST

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United States President Barack Obama took a few minutes off his hectic trip of the United Kingdom to enjoy a game of table tennis with Prime Minister David Cameron.

The leader of the free world rolled up his sleeves to join in a game of ping pong at the Glebe Academy, a school in south London.



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Students at the Glebe Academy had reportedly not been informed about Obama's visit and were shocked when he dropped in along with the UK PM.

After touring the school, Obama and Cameron made their way to the gym, according to reports.

On spotting the table tennis table propped up at the school's gym, Obama said, "Who wants to take me on"?



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The US President joined hands with Cameron to take on a couple of teenage school boys in front of the star-struck students.

According to some media reports, the two students soon started beating the two world leaders hollow.



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Other reports claimed that the two leaders, after suffering an initial beating, soon chalked out a game-plan. They avoided clumsy moves and stopped getting in each other's way.

Incidentally, the leaders of the two most powerful nations in the world are both left handed.



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After managing to score a few points against their young opponents, Obama and Cameron played up to the cameras by exchanging several hi-fives and broad grins.


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