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Photos: Biden visits Europe in first presidential overseas trip

Joe Biden’s first overseas trip as president is an eight-day visit to Europe that includes meetings with Group of Seven and NATO leaders, as well as a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva.

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Putin and Biden shake hands during the U.S.-Russia summit in Geneva.

Biden and Putin pose for media during their meeting at the Villa La Grange.

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President Biden holds a news conference after the U.S.-Russia summit with Putin.

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Biden speaks to the news media after his meeting with Putin.

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Tuesday, June 15

President Biden sought to tamp down trade tensions with European allies as he spent one last day consulting with Western democracies ahead of his meeting with Putin. After a pair of summits with Group of Seven world leaders in Britain and then NATO allies in Brussels, Biden met with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Biden also met with Belgium’s King Philippe and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo at the Royal Palace in Brussels.

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Biden, center, talks to the media with European Council President Charles Michel, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during the U.S.-E.U. summit at the European Council in Brussels.

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Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo attend the E.U.-U.S. summit in Brussels.

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Belgium’s King Philippe, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Biden pose for a photo as they meet at the Royal Palace in Brussels.

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Philippe, De Croo and Biden meet at the Royal Palace.

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Philippe, center, looks on as Biden signs the guest book during a meeting at the Royal Palace.

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Philippe speaks with Biden during a meeting at the Royal Palace.

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June 14

NATO allies took a far more aggressive posture toward China than in years past in a communique released at their summit Monday in Brussels, voicing concerns about China’s expanding nuclear ambitions and “assertive” behavior. Biden told reporters that the NATO treaty “is rock solid and unshakable” and that “it’s a sacred commitment” after meeting with allies at the headquarters of the 30-member military alliance that has long been focused on the threat posed by Russia. Biden also met on the sidelines of the summit with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a time of strained relations between the two countries.

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Biden and other NATO heads of state and government pose for a “family photo” during the NATO summit at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.

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Biden speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the NATO summit in Brussels.

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Biden and Stoltenberg meet during the NATO summit.

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Biden and Erdogan meet during the NATO summit.

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Biden speaks during a media conference at a NATO summit.

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Biden and Stoltenberg speak while visiting a memorial at NATO headquarters to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Biden touches the Sept. 11 memorial after a summit at NATO headquarters.

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Sunday, June 13

President Biden and the other G-7 leaders wrapped up their summit Sunday in Cornwall, England, adopting Biden’s vow to “Build Back Better” and promising to end the coronavirus pandemic and combat climate change in a joint communique. Biden held a news conference at Cornwall Airport Newquay shortly before flying to London, where he and first lady Jill Biden met with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle before traveling to Brussels for a meeting of NATO heads of state and government.

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Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Cornwall Airport Newquay for a news conference on the final day of the G-7 summit in England.

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Biden at the news conference on the final day of the G-7 summit.

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Biden speaks at the news conference.

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Biden reaches out to hold the first lady’s hand after they arrive to meet Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

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Queen Elizabeth II greets Biden and the first lady.

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The queen stands with Biden and the first lady at Windsor Castle.

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The queen and Biden stand in front of members of the royal guard.

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Members of the royal guard march for the queen, Biden and Jill Biden.

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Biden inspects the royal guard.

The Bidens and the queen walk at Windsor Castle.

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The queen stands with the Bidens in the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle.

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The Bidens arrive at Heathrow Airport after attending the G-7 summit and visiting the queen.

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Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo welcomes Biden as he arrives ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels.

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Saturday, June 12

Biden met with G-7 leaders in Britain as they discussed helping the world combat the coronavirus and setting a global minimum tax for corporations. He held a friendly meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, in which they talked about the pandemic, the environment, national security, relations with China and economic issues. First lady Jill Biden met with veterans, first responders, and members of the Bude Surf Veterans and their families in Newlyn.

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Biden and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa walk to a session at the G-7 summit in Carbis Bay.

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Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in listen to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a session at the summit.

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Biden and Macron chat before a bilateral meeting.

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Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel begin a conversation on the sidelines of the summit in St. Ives.

Jill Biden meets with veterans, first responders and their families in Newlyn.

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Friday, June 11

Biden and other G-7 leaders met in Cornwall, England, for the first day of a summit focusing on rebuilding from the pandemic. Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge went on a joint outing to a preschool. And Biden became the 13th U.S. president to meet Queen Elizabeth II, making her acquaintance at a reception.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Jill Biden visit Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, West Cornwall.

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The duchess and first lady visit a classroom at the academy.

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Jill Biden talks with one of the academy's students.

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The first lady and duchess lead a roundtable at the academy.

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Catherine talks with Jill Biden as she carries carrots to feed a rabbit at the academy.

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The Bidens arrive for the G-7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife, Carrie Johnson, and the Bidens arrive for the summit.

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G-7 leaders pose for a group photo.

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Biden and Macron share a light moment after the family photo.

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G-7 leaders sit around a table at the summit.

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Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in the summit.

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Queen Elizabeth II speaks to the Bidens during a reception with G-7 leaders at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

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G-7 leaders pose with the queen for a group portrait.

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Thursday, June 10

Biden met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Carbis Bay ahead of the summit. The leaders agreed to a revitalized Atlantic Charter in their first face-to-face meeting.

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Johnson, his wife and the Bidens walk outside Carbis Bay Hotel.

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The Bidens and Johnsons stand along Carbis Bay.

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Biden and Johnson speak during a bilateral meeting ahead of the summit.

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Biden and Johnson emphasized the need for global cooperation on climate change, pledging to “champion the best available science” as they work together on the issue.

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Johnson and Biden look at copies of the Atlantic Charter.

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Jill Biden speaks with reporters after visiting with Carrie Johnson in Carbis Bay.

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Biden's motorcade drives through Carbis Bay.

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In St. Ives, England, Biden acknowledges Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, right, as he speaks about his administration's global coronavirus vaccination efforts ahead of the summit.

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From left, White House press secretary Jen Psaki; White House communications director Kate Bedingfield; national security adviser Jake Sullivan; Amanda Sloat, National Security Council director for Europe; and Yael Lempert, chargé d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in London listen as Biden speaks about his administration's pledge to donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to the world's poorest countries.

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Wednesday, June 9

President Biden departed the White House on Wednesday morning en route to England for the first overseas trip of his presidency. His first stop was a visit with U.S. troops and their families at the RAF Mildenhall military base.

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Biden and the first lady make their way to Marine One outside the White House.

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The president and the first lady disembark from Air Force One upon their arrival in Suffolk, England.

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Biden speaks to American service members at RAF Mildenhall.

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Plane spotters take pictures of a jet at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk ahead of Biden's arrival.

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Biden told U.S. troops upon his arrival in England that he is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to “let him know what I want him to know” — a line that received the loudest cheers from the troops.

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Biden waves to U.S. troops and their families stationed at Mildenhall.

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People watch Air Force One take off from Mildenhall for the G-7 summit in Cornwall.

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An honor guard stands at attention before Biden and his wife arrive at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

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A Royal Air Force member watches as Air Force One arrives at Cornwall Airport.

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Military personnel march toward Air Force One to welcome the president and first lady.

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The president and first lady walk down the stairs from Air Force One in Newquay.

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The Bidens are escorted by Col. Edward Bolitho, lord lieutenant of Cornwall, right, as they arrive for the summit.

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The Bidens at the airport in Cornwall.

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