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President Obama, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left) and House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)
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President Obama, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left) and House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

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