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President Obama waves to a wet audience at the start of The National Christmas Tree Lighting held on the south lawn in front of the White House, in Washington, DC., Friday, December 6, 2013.  (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)
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President Obama waves to a wet audience at the start of The National Christmas Tree Lighting held on the south lawn in front of the White House, in Washington, DC., Friday, December 6, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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