Bamboo bicycle, iPod shuffle, coffee: Gifts given to (and fit for) a president

Published: Friday, April 26 2013 2:46 p.m. MDT

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Description: Six pouches of coffee contained in a 14″ x 9.5″ x 5″ wooden box, interior is red velvet and divided into six compartments, each containing a small wicker box, includes a depiction of the American flag with an eagle in the foreground made from precious and semiprecious stones, includes a 9″ x 7″ frame with a gold plaque. Diamond-shaped cufflinks, made from 10-karat white gold and inset with nine blue sapphires each, presented in a 5.25″ x 5.5″ x 2.5″ wooden box.

Estimated value: $635

From: His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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Rocklin, CA

It would appear that the zillion dollars worth of vacations paid for by us lucky US taxpayers were not included in this "gift" package. Funny thing, huh?

Beaverton, OR

"A Selection of Papers From the Royal Archives 1834-1897," from the Queen of England.

I wonder if she's giving him a major HINT to Obama. Google England's history during that time,and it echoes the US current life.

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