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Nelson Mandela: Obama plays down possible visit

28 June 2013 Last updated at 22:14 BST

US President Barack Obama has played down expectations he would visit former South African President Nelson Mandela in hospital after arriving in the country.

Mr Obama's plane landed at a military airbase near Pretoria on Friday and he told reporters during the flight over that he "didn't need a photo op".

Fergal Keane reports from Pretoria.

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