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Coming to bookshelves on Jan. 25: Fiction based on President Obama and the 2012 election. (Image from Simon & Schuster)

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Chinese and U.S. flags were displayed Tuesday along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington ahead of the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao for a state visit hosted by President Obama. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama welcomes China's President Hu Jintao as he arrives for the G-20 summit dinner in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, file photo, Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, gestures to U.S. President Barack Obama after a joint press conference where both read prepared statements and did not take any questions at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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Human rights activists, wearing orange prison garb and black hoods to represent the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, stand on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House on Friday to protest that the detention center has not been closed by President Obama. (Associated Press)

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Human rights activists, wearing orange prison garb and black hoods to represent the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, stand on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House on Friday to protest that the detention center has not been closed down by President Obama. (Associated Press)

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President Obama helps paint cartoon characters in a lunchroom as he observes the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday by participating in a community service project at the Stuart Hobson Middle School in Washington on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** President Obama greets Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who helped her after she was shot, at a memorial service on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama embraces Mark Kelly, the husband of critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the end of a ceremony honoring the victims of a shooting rampage that killed six people and left 14 injured last Saturday, on the University of Arizona campus, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shootings at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Fay Dubord, of Tucson, Ariz., listens to remarks by President Obama at a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shootings at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Al Afjei and his wife Somayeh Ghorbani, of Tucson, Ariz., listen with an overflow crowd at Arizona Stadium to remarks by President Obama at a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shootings, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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HONORED: President Obama joins the audience Wednesday during a memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., in applauding Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who helped her immediately after she was wounded Saturday during the shopping center shooting spree. (Associated Press)

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President Obama hugs Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at a memorial service Wednesday for the victims of Saturday's shootings at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. (Associated Press)

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President Obama confers Monday with visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "There's still too many imbalances in the world economy that are inhibiting the prospects of growth," Mr. Sarkozy said. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. As France assumes the presidency of the G-8 and the G-20 for 2011, Mr. Obama and Mr. Sarkozy will discuss a broad range of current financial, foreign policy and security issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are joined by government employees on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, to observe a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the other victims of an assassination attempt against her. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) listens as President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington in March 2010. Mr. Sarkozy meets with Mr. Obama on Monday to discuss the international financial system, among other matters. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)