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Republic of Liberia President Wraps Up U. S. Visit

6/15/2012, 2:36 p.m.

G. Wayne Clough, secretary, the Smithsonian Institution and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, present President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia with a gift.

Sirleaf returned home to Liberia on Wednesday, following a most successful visit to the United States of America, where her activities took her to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and, of course, the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

Before departing the U.S. for home, Sirleaf was the special guest of honor at a luncheon hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Cole. Sponsors of the event included several of Liberia's partners: Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil and the Coca-Cola Company.