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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
Prince William and wife Catherine were surprise guests at a dawn service in Canberra on Friday to remember Australian soldiers lost in war, on the last day of their three-week tour Down Under. The April 25, 1915 landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in modern-day Turkey has become a defining symbol of courage and comradeship for both countries. Each year thousands attend services to remember the campaign which ultimately took the lives of more than 10,000 Australian and New Zealand servicemen. "I said to them it means a great deal to our nation that you should honour us by attending the dawn service," Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson said.