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A new CNN poll of 1,010 Americans found 21 percent have a favorable view of Muslim countries while 46 percent have an unfavorable view and 33 percent were undecided or offered no opinion.

In addition, 78 percent of respondents told pollsters they think Muslim countries have an unfavorable or very unfavorable view of the United States.

After Thursday’s speech and meetings with Egyptian leaders, Mr. Obama will travel to eastern Germany where on Friday he will see the Buchenwald Concentration Camp that his great uncle helped to liberate during World War II. He also will visit wounded soldiers at the Landstuhl medical facility near the Ramstein Air Base.

On Saturday, Mr. Obama will participate in the international celebration marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day from the beaches at Normandy in France.

He returns to the United States on Sunday.