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Evan Vucci / AP

A photo roundup of the ceremonies President Trump has taken part in on his first foreign trip, and the gifts he has received.

What happens to the gifts? For a while, Congress had to approve foreign gifts before they could become property of the President, but since 1928, all foreign gifts go to the National Archives, according to the Atlantic.

Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia at the end of last week, Trump had the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial Saudi sword dance.

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He also touched a glowing globe during the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.

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The Saudi king gave Trump this gold medal — the "Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud" — which is the highest civilian honor. Trump caused a bit of a stir by bowing before the king as he received the honor.

Evan Vucci / AP

Israel

On Tuesday at Israel's Yad Vashem, Trump was presented with a replica of Ester Goldstein's personal journal. Goldstein was a victim of the Holocaust.

Evan Vucci / AP

On Monday, Trump became the first president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Evan Vucci / AP

Beforehand, Trump was shown a map of the Western Wall.

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Vatican

On Wednesday, Pope Francis gave Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical on climate change and Trump presented the pope with a first-edition copy of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings.

Alessandra Tarantino / AP

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Why it matters: The executive action is yet another attempt by Biden to accomplish goals administratively without waiting for the backing of Congress. The new order echoes Biden's $400 billion campaign pledge to increase government purchases of American goods.

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The big picture: Companies like Facebook and Twitter stepped up enforcement and their conversations with law enforcement ahead of Inauguration Day. But they'll be tested as the threat rises that impatient lone-wolf attackers will lash out.

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