President Obama shakes hand with Cuban President Raul Castro as he steps to podium

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JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial to
Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, an unprecedented gesture between the
leaders of two nations which have been at loggerheads for more
than half a century.
Castro smiled as Obama shook his hand on the way to the
podium to make a speech at the commemoration for former South
African President Mandela, one of the world’s greatest
peacemakers who died on Thursday.
(Reporting by Pascal Fletcher and Ed Cropley)

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