Obama speaking to Muslims, shortens Indonesia trip


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  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a major speech addressed to the Islamic world on Wednesday, before an erupting volcano forces him to make an early departure from the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

The U.S. leader cut short his long-delayed visit to Indonesia, where he lived for four years as a child, by concern that an ash cloud from the deadly Mount Merapi volcano would prevent his taking off in time to attend a G20 summit in South Korea.

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