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Obama to address Egypt, Muslim world

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is reaching out to the world's 1.5 billion Muslims with a speech in Egypt.

The high-stakes speech at Cairo University, billed by aides as a "truth-telling address," is meant to ease long-held Muslim grievances against the United States.

In addition to delivering the speech and meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Obama will also get to do some sightseeing on Thursday.

The president will be joined by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a tour of the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Following his address, Obama will tour the Pyramids and the Sphinx before leaving Cairo for Dresden, Germany.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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