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AP PHOTOS: When US presidents, China leaders meet

Sunday - 6/9/2013, 10:44pm  ET

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 1972, file photo, Chinese communist party leader Mao Tse-Tung, left, and U.S. President Richard Nixon shake hands as they meet in Beijing. Nixon's visit marked the first time an American president visited China. (AP Photo/File)

The Associated Press

President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who met this weekend for talks in Rancho Mirage, Calif., follow in the footsteps of predecessors, going back to President Richard Nixon meeting with Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Tse-Tung.

Here's a gallery of photos from historic meetings between U.S. and Chinese leaders.

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