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Vice President Joseph R. Biden watches at left as Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, in the House Chamber during the counting of Electoral College votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Biden presided over a Joint Session of Congress Friday as four members of the House and Senate took turns announcing the votes that had been tallied in state capitals last month affirming the re-election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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