“We exercise our leadership best when we are listening, when we recognize the world is a complicated place …When we show some element of humility and when we recognize we may not always have the best answer but we can always encourage the best answer.”   –Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama is on the last leg of his debut trip on the world stage as president. He is trying to rebuild ties with Muslims after anger at the invasion of Iraq and war in Afghanistan, made more urgent by a strengthening al Qaeda and Taliban insurgency.  (Getty Images)

The Obamas in Turkey


The Obamas with the Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus and his wife Livia Klausova


U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (L) visit  Byzantine era monument of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul April 7, 2009.  (Reuters)