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Visiting Chinese PM Presents Obama With 'The Expendables' On DVD

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Visiting Chinese PM Presents Obama With 'The Expendables' On DVD

WASHINGTON—At a Rose Garden ceremony Tuesday, visiting Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao presented President Barack Obama with a DVD of the forthcoming action film The Expendables, which opens nationwide Aug. 13. "I offer this gift humbly, as a gesture of goodwill from the Chinese people and as a symbol of the enduring bond of friendship and cooperation between our two nations," Wen said through a translator before posing for photographs in which he and Obama together held the DVD case, which features a blurry, photocopied image of the film's poster and misspells Sylvester Stallone. "We hope that you will enjoy it. And watch for the Bruce Willis and [Arnold] Schwarzenegger cameos—they're pretty cool." Obama politely accepted the gift despite the fact that he had already purchased a copy last week during a trip to New York City.

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