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16 Nov, 2011

Souvenirs, security and saccharine for Obama

BLACK HAWK helicopters whomp overhead. The doughnut-per-capita ratio has spiked. And baristas everywhere are dusting off their drip coffee pots. The Americans are coming. To the city they call Can-bear-ah.

Presaging the arrival of the US President, Barack Obama, in Air Force One at 15.25 hours today, will be the arrival of the American media contingent, a corps of 100 expected to touch down about 2pm.

They will be flown in on a White House-chartered aircraft and ferried to the National Press Club, a stone’s throw from Parliament House in leafy Barton.

via Souvenirs, security and saccharine for Obama.