British Prime Minister David Cameron greets U.S. President Barack Obama at Number 10 Downing Street in London. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama arrived on Friday (April 22) at Number 10 Downing Street in London, where he was greeted by British Prime Minister David Cameron amid a debate on whether Britain will remain in the European Union. Obama favors continued EU membership, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking. In an article in the conservative Daily Telegraph -- which the eurosceptic newspaper placed on page 20 -- Obama invoked the interlinked history of the United States and Britain and the tens of thousands of Americans lying in European war graves as his reason for speaking on a June 23 referendum. "The European Union doesn't moderate British influence - it magnifies it," he wrote under the headline: "As your friend, I tell you that the EU makes Britain even greater." Obama, who opinion polls show is popular in Britain, arrived in London on Thursday to applaud Britain's EU membership which he said had helped make the world freer, richer and better able to tackle everything from migration to terrorism.