US President Barack Obama has urged young people to “reject pessimism and cynicism” and “know that progress is possible and problems can be solved”.
Speaking in London, he said: “Take a longer, more optimistic view of history.”
Earlier, the US president visited the Globe theatre and watched actors perform scenes from Hamlet.
It came a day after he caused a row by speaking in favour of Britain remaining part of the EU.
Leave campaigners accused Mr Obama of doing Downing Street’s bidding – after he said the UK would be at “the back of the queue” for American trade deals if it left the EU.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage said Mr Obama was “talking down Britain”, while Tory Liam Fox said his views were “irrelevant”.
Mr Obama will meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn later.
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