Obama in Philadelphia June 12, 2012 (Sabina Louise Pierce)
Barack Obama at the exhibit in Philadelphia, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sabina Louise Pierce
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During a trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama visited The Franklin Institute's exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times, which is a collection of ancient artifacts from Israel.

The exhibit has 20 scrolls, including the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible and four never-before-seen scrolls, according to an Obama for America press release.

On Wednesday, Obama will present Israeli President Shimon Peres with the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.