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US President visits Stonehenge

The US President visited Stonehenge yesterday in an unplanned visit on his return home from the Nato summit in Wales. 

The President remarked that it was on his "bucket list".

Kate Davies, General Manager of Stonehenge, said: "Every day people from all over the world make the trip to the ancient stones but this visit was a particularly special one."

Site curator Heather Sebire gave Mr Obama a tour of the famous stones, and said that he was "fascinated by the story of the stones, what we know about them and the mysteries that have yet to be solved".

She went on: "He described the atmosphere around the stones as 'really special' and his visit to Stonehenge as 'a highlight of my tour'.

"It was a beautiful still evening and it was a privilege to show the US president around this unique monument which continues to inspire and intrigue people."

The President also chatted to a local family and posed for photos.

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