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US President Barack Obama, left, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny shake hands during talks in Farmleigh, Dublin Monday May 23, 2011. President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. and Ireland share a "blood link" that extends beyond strategic interests or foreign policy into the hearts of the millions of Irish Americans who still see a homeland here. (AP Photo, Pool)
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US President Barack Obama, left, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny shake hands during talks in Farmleigh, Dublin Monday May 23, 2011. President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. and Ireland share a "blood link" that extends beyond strategic interests or foreign policy into the hearts of the millions of Irish Americans who still see a homeland here. (AP Photo, Pool)

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