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President Obama, French President Hollande hold news conference

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President Barack Obama held a joint press conference with French President Hollande at the White House Tuesday morning.

President Obama stood in solidarity with French President Hollande, 11 days after the Paris attacks, in a visit complicated by Turkey's shoot-down of a Russian warplane.

Hollande's trip to Washington is part of a diplomatic push to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. The French president planned to urge Obama to work with Russia to build a new coalition to fight the extremists.

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