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Obama Tells Belfast Audience They Are Example of Power of Peace

President Barack Obama invoked a traditional blessing to promise the people of Northern Ireland that in their efforts to maintain peace the U.S. “will always be a wind at your back.”

Obama arrived in the province for a two-day summit of leaders of the Group of Eight nations this morning, 15 years after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement helped end decades of sectarian strife between Catholics and Protestants.