U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the daily press briefing in the White House. Obama made a surprise visit to the briefing
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the daily press briefing in the White House. Obama made a surprise visit to the briefing Abaca Press/MCT
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the daily press briefing in the White House. Obama made a surprise visit to the briefing Abaca Press/MCT

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