President Obama hosting French President Francois Hollande at the White House today (ABC 13)

Photo Courtesy of ABC 13

Photo Courtesy of ABC 13

President Barack Obama will stand in solidarity with French President Francois Hollande at the White House Tuesday, 11 days after the Paris attacks, in a visit complicated by Turkey’s shoot-down of a Russian warplane.

Hollande’s trip to Washington is part of a diplomatic push to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. The French president planned to urge Obama to work with Russia to build a new coalition to fight the extremists.

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