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‘Cool’ Washington bids Obama farewell

‘Cool’ Washington bids Obama farewell

January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 ― Ten days before his 2009 inauguration, Barack Obama stopped at Ben’s Chili Bowl, a favourite eatery in Washington’s U Street corridor, for a beloved chilli half-smoke sausage. Far more than a pit stop, the nosh marked the beginning of a dual mandate for the president-to-be: leader of the nation and the man who helped make the capital cool. Once thought of as a town for stuffy statesmen and bureaucrats ― and plagued by crime to boot ― Washington has had... Read more

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Tourists visit the Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok January 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Tourists visit the Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok January 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic