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Obama’s old photo surfaces that was kept secret ‘to protect his presidency’

WASHINGTON: A 13-year-old photo of Barack Obama posing with the Nation of Islam's leader that was kept secret in order to protect the former president's career, a US-based journalist has claimed. Askia Muhammad snapped the photo of Obama smiling alongside Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan during a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005. Muhammad, who revealed the photo on Thursday, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he 'gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy' out of concern that it could…