Obama heads to Indonesia, finally


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  • Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama finally heads to Jakarta on Tuesday for a visit during which he will seek to boost U.S. security and trade ties with Indonesia, and also reach out to the larger Islamic world.

His visit to a country where he spent four years of his childhood comes after two previously scheduled trips were put off because of problems at home -- in March as he fought to pass his healthcare overhaul law and in June as he faced the cleanup of the massive BP oil spill.

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