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Obama joins Bear in Alaska test
02 Sep 2015 15:03
US President Barack Obama has tested his wilderness skills during a three-day visit to Alaska to highlight climate change.
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In a photo posted on the White House instagram account, the president is seen alongside Bear Grylls with the caption: "Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park".
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The survivalist also tweeted the photo describing Mr Obama's efforts on climate change as "inspiring".
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Mr Obama taped an episode yesterday of NBC survival show 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls', which set to air later this year.
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He will become the first sitting US president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle later today.
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After meeting tribal leaders and fishermen in Dillingham, home to the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery, Mr Obama will fly into Kotzebue, an Arctic town of about 3,000 that is battling coastal erosion caused by rising seas.
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The stops, at the end of tour of Alaska, are also aimed at cementing Mr Obama's legacy on improving ties with Native Americans.
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