President Obama speaks as Huma Abedin, right, listens at an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House on Aug. 10, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
President Obama speaks as Huma Abedin, right, listens at an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House on Aug. 10, 2012, in Washington, D.C. MCT
President Obama speaks as Huma Abedin, right, listens at an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House on Aug. 10, 2012, in Washington, D.C. MCT

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