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05/27/2016 02:49 pm ET

Obama Works His Magic On Crying Baby In Japan

Tell us your baby-calming secrets, Mr. President.

While en route to his historic visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on Friday, President Barack Obama made a stop at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. After his speech, the president made the rounds greeting those who attended.

A woman in the crowd appeared to hand the president a crying baby, who was then given back to the woman appearing to no longer be upset. 

The exchange was caught on camera by Reuters photographer Carlos Barria and also can be seen in the video above from the Department of Defense's video website.

Is there some sort of POTUS baby-calming magic or is this just a happy coincidence? 

  • A baby cries as U.S. President Barack Obama holds the baby during his visit at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, enroute to H
    Carlos Barria / Reuters
    A baby cries as U.S. President Barack Obama holds the baby during his visit at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, enroute to Hiroshima, Japan, on May 27, 2016.
  • Carlos Barria / Reuters
  • Carlos Barria / Reuters
  • Carlos Barria / Reuters
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