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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Richard Nixon, Thirty-Seventh President
President Nixon, First Lady Pat Nixon and Henry Kissinger dine with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai,  Wally McNamee, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Wally McNamee, 1972
President Richard Nixon, First Lady Pat Nixon and Henry Kissinger (in the foreground) dine with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Hung-chiao. The U.S. began re-establishing diplomatic relations with China during Nixon's tenure, and he was the first president to visit the communist nation while in office.
Did you know?
The American Ping-Pong team travelled to China before President Nixon. On a special invitation from their Chinese counterparts, the team got a weeklong tour of the country in 1971--making them the first official delegation of Americans allowed into China since the Communist takeover in 1949.
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Patricia Ryan Nixon
 
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An emotional President Nixon bids a final farewell to his White House staff.President Nixon gives a final wave from the steps of the presidential helicopter.Presidents Reagan, Nixon, Bush and Ford at the dedication of the Richard Nixon Library

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