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President Obama makes a statement to the media regarding events in Egypt from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 15, 2013. The president announced that the U.S. is canceling joint military exercise with Egypt amid violence. (Associated Press)
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President Obama makes a statement to the media regarding events in Egypt from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 15, 2013. The president announced that the U.S. is canceling joint military exercise with Egypt amid violence. (Associated Press)

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