Thursday, November 17, 2011

President Obama's Visit To Darwin, Australia

Get your Obama newspaper hats!...
 Locals--and local media--in Darwin, Australia were thrilled by President Obama's Nov. 17th visit, the first-ever by a sitting US president to the Northern Territory.

The NT News created Obama newspaper hats, and included these in its print edition so locals could dress properly when raising a pint to the President. Still, the stop, at the end of a 28-hour whirlwind visit that included a Parliamentary Dinner and an address to Parliament, was somber. Joined by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the President laid a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial in Bicentennial Park to honor the eighty US troops killed when the Japanese sank the Navy destroyer during a massive attack on Feb. 19, 1942. Click here for a photo gallery of the President's Darwin visit. At top, local bakers Fran Anderson and Marni Champion wear the commemorative hats.

*Photo by Patrina Malone/NT News