Wednesday 26 April 2017

Obama takes family to spy museum

President Barack Obama is dressed in casual clothes as he makes an unannounced stop at the 'Spy Museum' in Washington. (AP)
President Barack Obama is dressed in casual clothes as he makes an unannounced stop at the 'Spy Museum' in Washington. (AP)

President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and daughter Sasha have made a surprise visit to the International Spy Museum in Washington.

Mr Obama, wearing jeans, a casual shirt and sandals, found people lining the street outside the museum snapping his picture and cheering and waving as he walked in after a short motorcade ride from the White House.

There was no immediate word on which exhibits the Obamas checked out during their visit, which lasted about an hour.

The privately run museum offers a Spy at Night event that includes Operation Spy, an interactive experience that uses special effects to take each visitor "into the role of a US intelligence officer on an action-packed international mission".

The Obamas shared a tender moment on their way back home. The president kissed the first lady on each side of her neck as they stood under a canopy by the White House driveway; Friday night is often "date night" for the couple.

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