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President Obama (center) talks to reporters on the Temple Street Bridge over the Passaic River as he visits areas damaged by Hurricane Irene on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in Paterson, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie stands left of Mr. Obama. (AP Photo/John O'Boyle, Pool)
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President Obama (center) talks to reporters on the Temple Street Bridge over the Passaic River as he visits areas damaged by Hurricane Irene on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in Paterson, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie stands left of Mr. Obama. (AP Photo/John O'Boyle, Pool)

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