South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he inspects the honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Thursday, April 24, 2014. Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ma Ping, Pool)
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