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President Barack Obama gestures during a closing press conference at the G20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 12. (Yonhap News Agency/AP)

WASHINGTON — How do you say “shellacking” in Chinese? Or German? Or Korean?
 

Fresh from his self-described shellacking in this month’s midterm elections, President Obama has gotten pretty much the same treatment from foreign leaders as he has made his way through Asia this week.

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