President Barack Obama takes off a gift of a gold necklace called the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, Saudi Arabia’s highest honor, for safekeeping after it was given to him by Saudi King Abdullah at the start of their bilateral meeting at the King’s Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in this June 3 file photo. When U.S. presidents and diplomats meet with leaders, they often receive lavish gifts — which they can’t keep.

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