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Originally posted by dkman222
Obama is seen in this video clearly bowing to Saudi royalty. But then when asked about it, denies it, and says hes simply reached for his hands.
oops i just found a thread on this, sorry for the repost.
[edit on 8-4-2009 by dkman222]
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Bowing was originally a gesture (a movement of the body) which showed deep respect for someone. In European cultures bowing to someone is now only done in very formal situations, e.g. when meeting the Queen or someone very high and important.