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Obama bonds with Cameron over basketball, hot dog

Last updated on: March 14, 2012 13:07 IST

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United States President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday enjoyed a game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men's Basketball Tournament between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky at the University of Dayton in Arena, Ohio.

The premier of the United Kingdom is on a three-day visit to the US.

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Image: Larry Downing/Reuters


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Two of the world's most powerful men, dressed casually, walked in before the beginning of the game amid loud applause.

They snacked on hot dogs and cola and even took time out to chat with some of the spectators.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
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Obama, an ardent follower of basketball, was seen explaining the nuances of the game to the UK prime minister.

Cameron, reportedly a fan of cricket, seemed to be enjoying the game as he listened to the President and cheered on the players.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
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Besides basketball and cricket, Obama and Cameron are expected to discuss a host of other important issues.

On the agenda is the nuclear threat posed by an aggressive Iran, the escalating civil crisis in Syria and the troop pullout in Afghanistan.

Cameron's visit comes at a time when political experts have warned that more bilateral incentives were needed to maintain the traditionally strong ties between the US and the UK.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
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As their husbands enjoyed a game of basketball in Ohio, US First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, wife of David Cameron, took part in an Olympics themed event with DC area children at American University in Washington.

The event was held to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics as well as Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' initiative.

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Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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The US First Lady will lead the US delegation to the opening ceremony of the Olympics in London this year, the White House has announced.

It is traditional for a delegation to travel to the Olympic Games to represent the United States.

In the coming months, the White House will announce the official delegates accompanying Michelle to London.

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Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Earlier, Obama welcomed Cameron on board the Air Force One and the two held a brief meeting inside the US President's office, during the shirt flight to Ohio.

Cameron became the first foreign president to be welcomed on to the world's most famous aircraft during Obama's tenure.

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Photographs: Reuters
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