Politics & Government

Obama visits Great Wall on final day of China trip

BEIJING — President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited the Great Wall of China, capping off his three-day visit to China before heading to South Korea.

The president chose a spot on the Badaling section of the Great Wall. A sign said more than 150 million visitors and 460 state chiefs and heads of government had been there.

His position there on a cold windy afternoon yielded views of steep climbs and ancient tiled roofs and the Great Wall stretching to the horizon

"It gives you a good perspective on a lot of the day-to-day things," Obama said. "They don't amount to much in the scope of history . . . Our time here on Earth is not that long, so we better make the best of it."

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