The Moment

4|1|09: London

The last time Barack Obama was in Europe, he gave a speech to an adoring crowd of 200,000 in Berlin's Tiergarten, and John McCain dubbed him the "biggest celebrity in the world." Obama still has his fans in Europe and still knows how to charm them. In London for the G-20 meeting of leading economic powers, he met the Queen and had the British press--for whom celebrity is as appealing as garlic to a vampire--eating out of his hand. (Some of the hacks surreptitiously took pictures with their cell phones as he spoke.)

But when you're President of a nation whose...

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