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President Obama is greeted by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., upon his arrival at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va., Friday, July 2, 2010, to attend a memorial service for the late Sen. Robert Byrd. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Obama is greeted by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., upon his arrival at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va., Friday, July 2, 2010, to attend a memorial service for the late Sen. Robert Byrd. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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