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From left, National Security Adviser James Jones, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, listen to President Obama speak to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 25, 2010, before traveling to Canada to attend the G-20 summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Photo by: Pablo Martinez Monsivais
From left, National Security Adviser James Jones, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, listen to President Obama speak to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 25, 2010, before traveling to Canada to attend the G-20 summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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