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Obama Visits Stonehenge

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U.S. President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge in Wiltshire in the United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge in Wiltshire in the United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama took time to do a little sightseeing before returning home after attending the NATO summit in Wales.

The president made an unscheduled trip Friday to Britain's prehistoric Stonehenge, the ancient stone circle tucked into the rolling green English landscape 130 kilometers southwest of London.

The U.S. leader described the site as "cool." He said he was glad to scratch the location off his so-called "bucket list," a term used to describe a list of experiences to accomplish before dying.

During Obama's tour of the prehistoric site, he walked over to a couple and their children and spent a few minutes chatting with the family.

Stonehenge has been the subject of speculation and fascination since at least the early medieval period. There have been different theories put forward about who built it, when, and for what purpose.

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