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Obama in Australia at close of Asia-Pacific tour

 President Barack Obama is closing out his weeklong trip through the Asia-Pacific region with a stop in Australia.

   Obama's plane touched down early Saturday at Base Amberley, the Royal Australian Air Force's largest base. From there, Obama will travel to Brisbane to take part in the annual Group of 20 economic summit.

   While in Australia, Obama will give a speech at the University of Queensland about the status of his administration's effort to engage more intensely in Asia. It's a cornerstone of Obama's foreign policy, but there are concerns that crises in other parts of the world have diverted Obama's attention.

   The president will also take questions from reporters before heading back to Washington Sunday evening.

   Obama's visit to Australia follows earlier stops in China and Myanmar.

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