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President Obama speaks at the White House on Oct. 21, 2011. He declared an end to the Iraq war and that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (Associated Press)
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President Obama speaks at the White House on Oct. 21, 2011. He declared an end to the Iraq war and that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (Associated Press)

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