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President Obama meets with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III (left) on Friday, June 8, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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President Obama meets with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III (left) on Friday, June 8, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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