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The world's most extravagant presidential palaces

Updated 1517 GMT (2317 HKT) October 30, 2014
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses inside the new Ak Saray (White Palace) presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara on October 29, 2014. He then hosted a reception marking the country's annual Republic Day, which celebrates the founding of modern Turkey in 1923. ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on May 15, 2013. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A guard keeps watch in front of the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on October 27, 2014. The city was designed by urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mario Tama/Getty Images
A traffic jam forms outside the Grand Kremlin Palace walls in Moscow on December 2, 2003. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images/File
Riot police vehicles and firetrucks deploy in front of the Taipei presidential palace during a demonstration on March 27, 2004. PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images
The Argentinian Government House, Casa Rosada, in Buenos Aires is seen on September 8, 2013. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
The Vietnamese presidential palace in Hanoi is pictured here on December 17, 2012. The palace was built at the beginning of the 20th century for the governor of French Indochina. HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
Presidential guards stand in front of the presidential palace of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the capital city of Kinshasa on May 22, 2013. Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images
The Blue House is the residence and office of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, pictured here on July 25, 2003. Dean Purcell/Getty Images
Schloss Bellevue presidential palace, or Bellevue Palace, is illuminated at sunset in Berlin on January 3, 2012. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Visitors explore a room of the Palazzo del Quirinale (Quirinale Palace), the official residence of Italy's president, in Rome on March 13, 2012. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
Former Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil touches a display of tulips in the Mughal Garden at the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the presidential palace) in New Delhi on February 14, 2008. RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers stand guard at the front of the Madagascar presidential palace (Iavoloha), about 15km south of Antananarivo, on March 18, 2009. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani police check a commuter's vehicle in front of the Aiwan-e-Sadr presidential palace in Islamabad on November 29, 2007. FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande attends a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on September 18, 2014. PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
The presidential palace in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum is shown under construction on June 27, 2014. EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images