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        12/10/2013, Tevet 7, 5774

      "Obama Shook Castro's Hand as a Polite Gesture"


      Around President Obama aides are downplaying his handshake with Cuban President Raoul Castro as "nothing but a polite gesture" without attributing the act any political significance.

      Presidential advisor Ben Rhodes debriefed the media on the cordial greeting. 

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