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Filipino Protesters Burn Effigy of Barack Obama

Image: Protesters burn an effigy of President Barack Obama during an anti-U.S. protest
Protesters burn an effigy of President Barack Obama during an anti-U.S. protest near Malacanang palace in Manila on April 28, 2014. NOEL CELIS / AFP - Getty Images

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Filipino protesters burned an effigy of President Barack Obama in Manila on Monday as the U.S. signed a deal that gives its military greater access to Philippine bases.

Some 800 activists burned mock U.S. flags and chanted "no-bama, no bases, no war" on the road leading to Malacanang Palace, where Obama met with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. The effigy showed Obama riding a chariot pulled by Aquino, who was depicted as a dog.

Image: Activists drag effigy of the Philippine's President Aquino and U.S. President Obama as they march along a main road towards the presidential palace in Manila
Activists drag an effigy of Philippines President Benigno Aquino and President Barack Obama as they march towards the presidential palace in Manila on April 28, 2014.Al Falcon / Reuters

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