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Obama Returns to Indonesia Chasing Trade Not Chickens

In President Barack Obama’s 2006 book, “The Audacity of Hope,” the then-freshman senator described growing up in Indonesia as a “joyous time, full of adventure and mystery -- days of chasing down chickens and running from water buffalo.”

He returned there today as leader of the world’s biggest economy, aiming to solidify a relationship between the U.S. and the world’s largest Muslim-majority country that his advisers say is one of the keys to future U.S. growth and security.