09/12/2014 01:07 pm ET Updated Sep 12, 2014

Kicking The Bucket List

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Given the daunting agenda of international crises—in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq—with which world leaders contended at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, last week, it is forgivable that President Obama chose to indulge in a little cultural tourism before departing from the U.K.

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