Obama Watch

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ESSENCE.COM Jan, 01, 2012

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President Barack Obama chats with US First Lady Michelle Obama before dinner with guests at Mintwood Place restaurant in Washington, DC. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign.

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President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama prior to speaking during a Kids‚Äô ‚ÄėState Dinner‚Äô in the East Room of the White House in Washington. This first-time event includes 54 kids, aged 8 to 12.

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President Barack Obama walks across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church to attend Sunday services with daughters Malia, Sasha and First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington DC.

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President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama after she introduced him at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters at a campaign event at Mansfield Central Park in Mansfield, Ohio.

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President Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Southwest Florida International Airport.

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President Barack Obama welcomes 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball champion to the White House.

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Barack Obama gives wife Michelle a kiss during an exhibition game against Brazil at the Verizon Center.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters following a speech and questions during a campaign event at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati.

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President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House after landing Marine One from a campaign trip to Iowa.

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President Barack Obama enjoys an ice cream cone during a surprise stop at Deb’s Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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President Obama lifts a baby in Youngstown, Ohio during a campaign event at Dobbins Elementary School.

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President Barack Obama applauds in the East Room of the White House for a group of U.S. service members during a naturalization ceremony.

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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the Oval Office after learning of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk to the South Lawn of the White House where the annual picnic was held for members of Congress.

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President Barack Obama eats lunch with two soldiers and two local barbers, in honor of the upcoming Father’s Day weekend, at Kenny’s BBQ Smokehouse in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama poses for photographs with New York Giants players Zak DeOssie, Justin Tuck and Eli Manning while welcoming the National Football League Super Bowl champions to the White House.

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President Barack Obama and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose with former US president George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush during the unveiling of their portraits in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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Toni Morrison laughs with President Barack Obama before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington, D.C. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama smile to each other during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in Washington.

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President Barack Obama greets Archie Hackney, a veteran who worked on bomb disposal in the South Pacific in 1940s, at the TPI Composites, a wind blade manufacturer, in Newton, Iowa.

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President Barack Obama waves at supporters during a campaign event at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

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President Barack Obama greets Joplin High School graduates just before Monday night’s commencement ceremony for the Class of 2012 at the Missouri Southern State University Leggett & Platt Athletic Center in Joplin, Missouri. President Barack Obama spoke at the event in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the city being struck by an EF-5 tornado.

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President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner in Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama orders a hoagie sandwich from David Mazza and Casey Patten, co-owners and founders of Taylor Gourmet, after holding a roundtable discussion with small business owners at the restaurant in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama poses for photographs with the Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy, including mid-fielders Landon Donovan and David Beckham in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Players from the Galaxy also participated in a “Let’s Move!” question and answer session with school-age sports fans and First Lady Michelle Obama after the ceremony.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive to honor the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners at a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle greet guests at a campaign rally at the Virginia Commonwealth University, where they officially kicked off his 2012 campaign for reelection.

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President Barack Obama holds a jersey and pretends to shoot a basketball given to him by the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team in the East Room of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama waves from the South Lawn upon returning to the White House from a two-day trip.

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President Barack Obama makes an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event in Dearborn, Michigan.

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President Barack Obama does pushups during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with their daughters Sasha and Malia, walk across Lafayette Square from the White House for Easter Service at St John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle walk through Lafayette Square with their daughter Sasha to Sunday service at St. John’s Church in Washington, DC.

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Barack Obama greets his dog, Bo, outside the Oval Office of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk into the North Portico of the White House before attending a state dinner in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan from his vehicle outside the Jane E. Lawton Community Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have dinner with campaign contestant winners at Boundary Road in Washington, D.C. The contestants were winners of a Democratic campaign contest to have dinner with the Obamas, and is the third such dinner event.

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President Barack Obama carries an umbrella as he walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk through the Cross Hall to the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama and his wife Michelle hosted a dinner for members of the US armed forces who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Janelle Monae showed her support for President Barack Obama with a performance at a campaign event in Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama poses for a photo during a visit by the Dallas Mavericks to the White House.

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The First Family arrive on the South Lawn of the White House returning from their family vacation to Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Honolulu, en route to Washington after a family vacation.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia exit the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii after viewing a gallery featuring his mother’s anthropological work.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pay their respects at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha and Malia leave Sea Life Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama visits with members of the military during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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United States President Barack Obama makes phone calls to 10 American service members stationed around the world from his vacation rental home in Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama holds a baby as he and first lady Michelle Obama visit members of the military during Christmas dinner at a Marine Corps Base in Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia, arrive for Christmas service at the Kaneohe bay Chapel in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with people waiting to greet him on the tarmac as he steps off of Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu.

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President Barack Obama salutes as he steps off of Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama signs the payroll tax cut extension, in the White House Oval Office in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, arms full of pizza, walks out of Del Ray Pizzeria, after a visit in Alexandria, Va.

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President Barack Obama shops at a PetSmart in Alexandria, Virginia to pick up toys and treats for Bo!

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President Barack Obama poses for a photo as he leaves Best Buy, in Alexandria, Va.

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President Barack Obama shops for Christmas gifts for his family at Best Buy in Alexandria, Va.

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President Barack Obama greets Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III during a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., marking the return of the United States Forces-Iraq Colors and the end of the war in Iraq.

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President Barack Obama speaks during the news briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hold hands and chat while walking to the White House.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama embrace during their visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by the First Lady Michelle Obama, speaks to troops at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama greet troops during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia pose for a group photo with children dressed as elves prior to attending performances at the annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ gala in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama are joined on stage by Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice, and Justin Beiber for a final song at the annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ gala in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, First lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia, walk from the White House to attend a Sunday service at St. John’s Church in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama attends the 112th annual Army vs. Navy college football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for a Hanukkah reception at the White House.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia attend the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Sasha and Malia, share the stage to sing Christmas songs with Carson Daly and Santa Claus during the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia attend the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama makes remarks on World AIDS Day, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at George Washington University in Washington

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President Barack Obama shakes hands as he arrives at Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa.

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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands share a laugh in the White House Oval Office Washington.

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President Barack Obama, with by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, left, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso gestures with speaking to the media, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Washington DC.

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The POTUS was spotted on a shopping run with daughters Malia and Sasha at Kramerbooks & Afterwards Caf√©, a local Washington, D.C. bookstore during “Small Business Saturday.”

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama cross the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after attending a college basketball game in Towson, Md.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama enjoy a college basketball game at Towson University in Towson, Md.

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the athletic facility at Fort McNair in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson hand out food for Thanksgiving at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama stands with his daughter Malia as Sasha pets ‘Liberty’, a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey.

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President Barack Obama signs a legislation that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work.

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The First Lady Michelle Obama hugs President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House for United States veterans.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign fundraising event at Aulani Disney Resort in Kapolei, Hawaii.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his closing press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hawaii.

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U.S. President Barack Obama poses APEC leaders for a group photo during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Kapolei, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch the first half of the Carrier Classic aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk to the court before the start of the NCAA men’s college basketball Carrier Classic in San Diego.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, ad they travel to San Diego.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the National Women’s Law Center’s Annual Awards dinner.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, PA.

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President Barack Obama visits a classroom at Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy attend an event honoring the alliance between the United States and France and their efforts in Libya.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes US President Obama to the G20 Summit in Cannes, France.

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President Barack Obama waves to the audience after delivering remarks at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama step out the White House to greet trick or treaters and give out candy.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson greet trick or treaters at the White House.

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President Barack Obam speaks to a young man during his stop at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles House in Los Angeles.

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U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles.

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President Barack Obama awards the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal to Ida Martin of Bluffton, S.C., during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stop to buy pumpkins at Wood’s Orchard in Hampton, Va.

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama, arrive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, in Hampton, VA.

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Barack Obama holds a child at the YMCA at the Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets shoppers at the Mast General Store in Boone, N.C.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk hand in hand at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, his daughters Sasha and Malia, First Lady Michelle Obama and Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, examine a time capsule at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and family observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue in Washington D.C.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Stevie Wonder to the stage at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Aretha Franklin sings before President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama walk out to greet South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok at the White House.

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U.S.President Barack Obama shakes hands with U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Arthur Petry who receives the Medal of Honor at the White House.

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The First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson, and U.S. President Barack Obama return to the White House in Washington after a weekend at Camp David.

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U.S. President Barack Obama is presented a team jersey by former Bears’ head coach Mike Ditka, during a ceremony for the 1985 Chicago Bears at the White House.

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with head coach Gary Blair as he honors the 2011 NCAA Champion Texas A&M University Women’s basketball team at the White House.

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President Barack Obama urges Congress to pass the American Jobs Act while speaking at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds as he watches troops pass by him during a ‘Change of Office’ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ceremony, in Arlington, Va.

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Califorinia as he participates in “Putting America Back to Work: LinkedIn Presents a Town Hall with President Obama.

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President Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the stage at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event in DC.

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In his first television interview on the economic crisis with BET Networks, President Obama will address a variety of topics that are of specific concern to the African-American community including The American Jobs Act with Emmy-Award winning news journalist Emmett Miller, in an exclusive one-on-one interview premiering Monday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama was returning to Washington after attending the annual United Nations General Assembly.

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The First Lady Michelle Obama and President of the United States Barack Obama arrive at JFK International Airport in New York on their way to attend the 66th General Assembly Meeting of United Nations.

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President Barack Obama is accompanied by legislators, business leaders, and students, as he signs the America Invents Act at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama holds up a child at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA after signing the America Invents Act.

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President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky. during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama along with former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer walk into the East Room of the White House before the president awarded Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky. the Medal of Honor. He is the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife Jill Biden attend the ‘A Concert For Hope’ event, hosted by Washington National Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2011 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac before their departure from JFK International Airport in New York. They attended the National Sept. 11th Memorial in New York City.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama looks at the names of Sept. 11 victims etched in bronze as he visits the North Memorial Pond at the National Sept. 11th Memorial in New York.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama pause for a moment of silence at the wreath laying ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial Sunday, Sept., 11, 2011 in Shanksville, Pa.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama visit Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Arlington, Va., to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the past decade.

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President Barack Obama smiles after speaking and watching Aretha Franklin perform some of her greatest hits at the Labor Day Rally at Hart Plaza in Detroit.

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The President of The United States Barack Obama meets with attendees of the American Legion Annual Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama addresses the American Legion Annual Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia end their vacation early and return to the White House to be prepared for Hurricane Irene.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama gives a briefing about Hurricane Irene in Chilmark, Mass. on Martha’s Vineyard.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama is photographed driving a golf cart during his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Love that smile Mr. President!

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The President of the United States Barack Obama takes in some golf while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

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President of the United Stats Barack Obama, with his daughters Malia and Sasha leave the ‘Bunch of Grapes’ book store in Vineyard Haven, Mass. during a family vacation.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama waves at photographers after he and his daughters leave the book store.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama holds a baby as he arrives at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. He is on his way to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting in Alpha, Illinois. This stop is part of his three-day economic bus tour.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama speaks with members of the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, in Peoria, Ill.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama visits Maquoketa High School during his three-day Midwest tour.

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The President of the United Stats Barack Obama waves at people after visiting a small antique shop in LeClaire, Iowa.

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The President of The United States Barack Obama speaks during a town hall style meeting in Decorah, Iowa.

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President Barack Obama waves before boarding his bus outside the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minnesota during his three-day Midwest bus tour.

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Camp students from public schools in Minnesota help up President Obama after posing for a photo.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Lower Hannah’s Bend Park, in Cannon Falls, Minn., during his three-day economic bus tour.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama is presented with a team jersey during a ceremony honoring the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers at the White House.

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During a ceremony honoring the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers at the White House, President Obama is presented with a stock certificate, making him a team shareholder.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama talks with campaign volunteers as he has lunch at Ted’s Bulletin in Washington, DC.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama salutes a marine when he steps off of Marine One at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. He will meet privately with families of thirty Americans killed in an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama is greeted by Col. Mark Camerer, the 436th Airlift Wing Commander upon his arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.

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President Obama speaks about the economy and the Administration’s work to prepare the nation’s veterans for the workforce at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington.

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Jennifer Hudson is greeted by President Obama at a fundraiser in Chicago.

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During a fundraiser in Chicago, Jennifer Hudson sings for President Obama.

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President Obama and Major League Baseball hall of famer Willie Mays, hold up an autographed San Francisco Giants jersey to honor the 2010 World Series Champions.

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Our President makes a statement in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington about the break down of debt ceiling talks.

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Barack Obama, and Prime Minister of Norway John Key talk with press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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President Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

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Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Japan, from the Treaty Room office in White House.

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The Obamas head to St. Johns Church in Washington D.C. First Lady Obama looks lovely in a daffodil-printed Jason Wu dress.

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Barack Obama uses a laptop computer to send a tweet during a “Twitter Town Hall” in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a picnic for military families at the White House. The First Lady looks radiant in a Sophie Theallet dress and Jordan Alexander beaded bracelets.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama head down to the South Lawn to host a picnic for military families. The First Lady enjoys the festivities in a Sophie Theallet dress and Jordan Alexander beaded bracelets.

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The Obamas walk out of the Oval Office to host the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House. Mrs. Obama looks lovely in a Talbot’s “Shoreline” striped dress.

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President Barack Obama speaks to a crowd at Muniz Air National Guard Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Obama’s visit to Puerto Rico marks the first by a sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy!

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave the White House to spend the weekend at Camp David.

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The Obamas host a State Dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer in Washington, D.C.

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President Obama makes a surprise visit to a local hardware store in Toledo, Ohio

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Obama greets a young boy the in Toledo, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama makes his way to board Air Force upon departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hold hands at the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event in Washington, D.C. For the event, Mrs. Obama looks regal in a Reed Krakoff navy halter gown.

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President Obama honors a grave of a fallen soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

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The Obamas walk with Major General Karl Horst, and his wife Nancy, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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President Obama speaks at a community memorial service at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. The memorial was a chance for reflection for those affected by a devastating tornado on May 22, 2011.

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President Barack Obama tours an area damaged by last Sunday’s tornado.

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President Barack Obama meets with victims as he views damage from the tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo.

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President Barack Obama reaches out to residents while viewing damage from the tornado in Joplin, Mo.

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President Barack Obama greets Polish military personnel in Warsaw, Poland.

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President Barack Obama walks to board Air Force One in France to travel to Poland.

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President Barack Obama shaking hands and sharing a funny moment with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a roundtable debate in France.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Stansted Airport, near London.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Stansted Airport, near London, at the end of his state visit to Britain.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace as Obama boards Air Force One at Stansted Airport, near London.

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President Barack Obama walking with G8 leaders, European Council European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in France.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House in London.

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President Barack Obama at a dinner hosted by the Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a dinner hosted by the Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet with Britain’s newly wedded Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave Winfield House, the official residence of the US Ambassador, in Regent’s Park, central London on the first day of his three-day state visit to the UK.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip as they arrive at Buckingham Palace in London.

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President Barack Obama and First Lday Michelle Obama step down from Air Force One, after arriving at Stansted Airport, near London.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent some time with a young Irish boy who was on stage with his mother at College Green in Dublin, Ireland. The boy and his mom seemed awestruck.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama enjoy a pint of Guinness in Hayes Bar while visiting his ancestral home of Moneygall, Co. Offaly in Ireland.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd as they arrive at College Green in Dublin, Ireland.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave the White House in Washington for Dublin, Ireland, to kick off a 6-day, 4-nation trip across Europe.

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President Barack Obama greets a boy upon arrival at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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President Barack Obama greets a graduate after she received her diploma at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee.

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President Barack Obama is joined by head coach Jim Calhoun and All-American guard Kemba Walker as he holds up a jersey presented to him. The President welcomes the University of Connecticut 2011 national championship basketball team with a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony to honor the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Top Cops in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama meets with the Congressional Black Caucus in the State Dining Room of the White House.

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Audience members applaud as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to host a Celebration of American Poetry and Prose at the White House.

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President Barack Obama speaks as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama bows his head after laying a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial in New York.

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President Barack Obama meets with firefighters and first responders at Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 before visiting the National Sept. 11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk toward the East Room for the Medal of Honor ceremony for Korean War soliders in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait backstage before being introduced at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama arrives with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in Washington D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama inspect tornado damage with residents of the Alberta neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with a young girl after arriving at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and Marian Robinson stand on the viewing platform where they would have watched the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama comfort people at Holt Elementary School in Holt, Ala.

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Terry White, lead for the United Space Alliance project, shows President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, Marian Robinson and Sasha how tiles work on the space shuttle during their visit to the Orbital Processing Facility at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago, Ill.

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a Democratic National Congress fundraiser at The Town Hall. Obama is in New York City to attend a series of DNC fundraisers.

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President Barack Obama is briefed by Richard Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, in the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama walks with daughter Sasha Obama to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama participates in a ’Let’s Move’ clinic with members of the NBA, WNBA and the Harlem Globetrotters during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama read ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’ to children during the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Sasha Obama, Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson and Malia Obama arrive for the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

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Jamie Foxx speaks at the Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off at Sony Pictures Studios on in Culver City, California.

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President Barack Obama participates during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama gives gifts to Make-a-Wish child Kai Dunbar and her family, during their visit to the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a DNC fundraisers at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden wait in the Green Room of the White House before the East Room event to launch the First Lady’s and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families.

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the lectern to speaks after she was introduced by President Barack Obama during an event launching a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families’ in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and Spike Lee at the 20th Anniversary National Action Network Gala in New York City.

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Reverend Al Sharpton stands with President Barack Obama after introducing him at the 20th anniversary National Action Network Gala.

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Bill Cosby speaks at the 20th anniversary of Rev. Al Sharpton’s organization at the National Action Network Gala.

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Barack Obama speaks during an unannounced appearance in the Brady Briefing Room on April 5, 2011 at the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama poses with former US President Bill Clinton, Michael Brown, Tracy Brown, widow Alma Brown and US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice during the dedication of the Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building in New York.

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President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha walk across the South Lawn in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia walk to Air Force One in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Maila are welcomed by Salvadorean Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, upon their arrival at the airport in the San Salvador.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama receive gifts from Diego Carpio, 13 and Sherlyn Artiga, 12, upon arrival on Air Force One in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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These little Brazilian children wow the crowd!

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle board Air Force One as they depart Rio de Janeiro on their way to Chile.

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President Barack Obama plays soccer with some children while visiting Ciudad de Dues Favela in Rio de Janiero on Sunday.

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The President, First Lady and Brazilian President overlook an official presentation at the Planalto palace in Brasilia. We love Michelle Obama’s suit dress.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, Malia and Sasha descend from the presidential airplane as they arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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President Barack Obama reviews the honor guard during an arrival ceremony at Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, March 19, 2011.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia walk off Air Force One as they arrive in Brasilia, Brazil.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughter Malia, and her mother Marian Robinson walk toward Marine One as President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha board the helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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First Lady Michelle Obama attends a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Obama will visit Ireland in May as part of a European trip.

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President Barack Obama receives a Chicago Blackhawks jersey with the name OBAMA on the back and number 44.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama deliver remarks at the opening of the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in the East Room of the White House March 10, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama announces the nomination of Gary Locke at the White House in Washington, D.C..

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at Sidwell lower school to attend a Teacher/Parents conference for their daughter Sasha on March 07, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

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President Barack Obama meets with Chicago Mayor-elect and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office, March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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US President Barack Obama awards the 2010 National Medal of Arts to Grammy-winning American jazz tenor Sonny Rollins during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, March 2, 2011.

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US President Barack Obama awards the 2010 National Medal of Arts to American musician Quincy Jones during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, March 2, 2011.

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds during an event with a group of bipartisan governors at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

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President Barack Obama signs the John M. Roll US Courthouse Bill in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2011.

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President Barack Obama talks to 8th grade students in the school cafateria after a tour of a science class during a visit to Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology on Feburary 14, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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US President Barack Obama returns outgoing Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a tie he had lent him several years ago during Gibbs’ final briefing to the press in the White House briefing room in Washington on February 11, 2011.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on February 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama talked about the importance of working together on job creation and growing the economy.

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President Barack Obama is briefed on the events in Egypt by his national security team meeting in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of protesters in Egypt have thrown the country’s 30-year-old regime into tumult.

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President Barack Obama receives a jersey of Green Bay Packers NFL football player Charles Woodson from Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.

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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room at the White House on January 24, 2011 as First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden look on during an event unveiling efforts to better coordinate and strengthen the Federal government’s support for military families.

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President Barack Obama smiles as he pauses while speaking at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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The President and First Lady wait to greet Chinese President Hu Jintao for the first White House State Dinner of the year.

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President Barack Obama holds First Lady Michelle Obama as they leave after having dinner at The Source restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to First Lady Michelle Obama on her birthday January 17, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The President and First Lady participated in a community service event at the stuart Hobson Middle School Service Project.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Former U.S. President Bill Clinton attend a memorial service for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on January 14, 2011 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama holds First Lady Michelle Obama’s hand during a memorial event, ¬ďTogether We Thrive: Tucson and America’ at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona.

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President Barack Obama waves with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., to honor the victims of a shooting at an Arizona political event that left people six dead.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha return to the White House in Washington, after a family vacation in Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Honolulu.

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President Barack Obama walks with his family as he tours the Honolulu Zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Sasha as he tours the Honolulu Zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama eats a shave ice at Island Snow at Kailua Beach Center while on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Alan Wong’s Restaurant after dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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President Barack Obama plays golf with friends on the 9th hole at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii.

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President Obama waves on a golf cart while sitting with Mike Ramos after playing golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.

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President Barack Obama eats a shave ice alongside his daughter Malia as he takes his daughters and family friends to Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to greet members of the US military and their families as they eat a Christmas Day meal at the Anderson Hall mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama plays a round of golf on December 23, 2010 in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama signs the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama signs the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act into law on December 10, 2010. The the $858 billion tax-cut bill prevents taxes from increasing for all income brackets.

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President Barack Obama walks out of the White House in Washington to hold a working meeting at the Blair House with business leaders to discuss ways to continue to work together grow the economy.

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President Barack Obama signed H.R. 6118, the ‚ÄúDorothy Height Bill‚ÄĚ in the Oval Office in front of members of Congress, former Cabinet member Alexis Herman, and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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President Barack Obama poses for photos with Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers Shannon Brown, during an event to honor the NBA basketball champion Los Angeles Lakers at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.

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President Barack Obama signs into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

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Miranda Cosgrove, Matthew Morrison, Mariah Carey, Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama, Malia Obama, Maxwell, Annie Lennox and Andrea Bocelli perform onstage during TNT’s ‘Christmas in Washington 2010’ at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and family pose for a group photo with children dressed as Christmas elves at a Christmas In Washington celebration in Washington, DC.

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President Bill Clinton speaks to reporters during a news conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House Briefing Room December 10, 2010 Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, joined by his family including First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, react as they push a button to light the National Christmas Tree during a ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D.C., December 9, 2010.

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President Barack Obama smiles after looking through a microscope as he tours a biotech classroom at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 6, 2010.

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President Barack Obama speaks during the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees to a reception in the East Room of the White House before going to the Kennedy Center on December 5, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney sing the National Anthem during the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at a reception for the recipients of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama waves as he is introduced to the troops during a rally in an unannounced visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on December 3, 2010.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch as Molly Retik lights a Menorah on the second night of Hanukkah during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., December 2, 2010.

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President Barack Obama returns to the White House after an hour long basketball game with his daughters and their friends at the Interior Department gym at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia watch a game on November 27, 2010 at Howard University in Washington.

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President Obama was playing basketball with friends and family Friday when one of his opponents accidentally elbowed him in the upper lip, causing the President to get 12 stitches. The stitches were administered by the White House Medical Unit. The medical procedure was done in the doctor’s office located on the ground floor of the White House.

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President Barack Obama packs and gives bags of food to area residents, with the help of his daughter Sasha in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama pardons Apple the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 2010.

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President Barack Obama speaks while Vice President at the Chrysler Indiana Transmission Plant II in Indiana.

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President Barack Obama tours a new GM electric company in Europe.

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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta of the US Army November 16, 2010 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama visits the Great Buddha Statue in Kamakura on November 14, 2010 in Yokohama.

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President Barack Obama laughs during a press conference at the G20 Summit in Seoul on November 12, 2010.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk accompanied by Ali Mustafa Yacub during their visit to the mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk the red carpet upon arrival at Halim Perdanakusumah airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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President Barack Obama greets his wife First Lady Michelle Obama during a town-hall style meeting with students at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sprinkle flower petals after laying a wreath at Raj Ghat in New Delhi, India.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle pose for a picture in Mumbai, India.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, India.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama light candles as they celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights in Mumbai, India.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sign the book condolence at the 26/11 Memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai on November 6, 2010.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Mumbai International Airport on November 6, 2010.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on November 4, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House November 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Mariam Robinson hand out treats to local children and military families for Halloween on October 31, 2010 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Obama appeared on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama stops to say hello to workers in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on October 25, 2010.

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President Barack Obama and Jamie Foxx exchange greetings at a Moving America Forward rally at the University of Southern California on October 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a rally for Democratic gubenatorial candidate John Kitzhaber in Portland, Oregon.

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President Barack Obama talks with students from California’s Mirman School during a science fair projects exhibit in the State Dining Room at the White House on October 18, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac after disembarking from Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 17, 2010.

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President Barack Obama embraces First Lady Michelle Obama prior to speaking during a rally for the Democratic National Committee at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on October 17, 2010.

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President Obama answers questions from the nation’s youth at a town hall forum following the MTV Networks presentation ‘A Conversation with President Obama’ at BET studios on October 14, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a Moving America Forward town hall meeting sponsored by the DNC at George Washington University in Washington on October 12, 2010.

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President Barack Obama looks at Francisco, a first grade student from the movie ‘Waiting for Superman’ who is making himself comfortable on a sofa in the Oval Office of the White House on October 11, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama explains his food order to the press as he stops at El Mago de Las Fritas in Miami, Florida.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama makes their way into the East Room for a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony October 6, 2010 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Diplomatic Corps Reception with First Lady Michelle Obama on October 5, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama addresses the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit at the Mellon Auditorium on October 5, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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