President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House
President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House
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The Map Room


Primarily used as a meeting room for the President and First Lady, the Map Room was used as a war room by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. Early maps of Washington, DC hang in the room, as well as a case of world maps presented by the National Geographic Society and the last situation map prepared in the room for Roosevelt in 1945. From a meeting between President Obama and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to a classical music workshop with renowned musicians and local music students – the Map Room serves a number of purposes today.

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