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Jan. 20 Photo Brief: Obama and Biden sworn in for second term, botched assassination of Bulgarian politician, Dakar Rally winner, camels march

Jan. 20 Photo Brief: Obama and Biden sworn in for second term, botched assassination of Bulgarian politician, Dakar Rally winner, camels march

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President Obama and Vice President Biden was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, the botched assassination of a Bulgarian politician, Dakar Rally winner, camels march during a rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade and more in today’s daily brief.

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Year in review: Official White House photos from 2012

Year in review: Official White House photos from 2012

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President Barack Obama was a busy man in 2012… but that’s to expect when you’re the Leader of the Free World.

Look back at photos taken by official White House photographers in 2012. Commentary and photography by Pete Souza. Additional photos by David Lienemann, Chuck Kennedy, Lawrence Jackson and Sonya N. Hebert.

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Jan. 7 Photo Brief: Chuck Hagel and John Brennan nominated to top level security posts, International Kite Festival, air pollution in Tehran, the Black Nazarene

Jan. 7 Photo Brief: Chuck Hagel and John Brennan nominated to top level security posts, International Kite Festival, air pollution in Tehran, the Black Nazarene

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President Barack Obama nominates Chuck Hagel and John Brennan to top level security posts, International Kite Festival, air pollution in Tehran, the Black Nazarene and more in today’s daily brief.

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Jan. 6 Photo Brief: Assad peace plan angers opponents, 14,833 drummers attempt record, Epiphany Day, inauguration preparations underway

Jan. 6 Photo Brief: Assad peace plan angers opponents, 14,833 drummers attempt record, Epiphany Day, inauguration preparations underway

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Speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad angers opposition, 14,833 drummers attempt world record, Epiphany Day celebrations, inauguration preparations underway for President Barack Obama and more in today’s daily brief.

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Jan. 2 Photo Brief: A fiscal cliff deal is made, Ray Lewis to retire, over-harvesting of fins, Hugh Hefner gets hitched

Jan. 2 Photo Brief: A fiscal cliff deal is made, Ray Lewis to retire, over-harvesting of fins, Hugh Hefner gets hitched

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New fights emerge from “fiscal cliff” deal, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to retire, advocates worried about over-harvesting of fins in China, Hugh Hefner gets hitched and more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 19 Photo Brief: The safest place on Earth when the world ends, TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, 72 hours in Beijing, mass casualty incident drills in the Philippines

Dec. 19 Photo Brief: The safest place on Earth when the world ends, TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, 72 hours in Beijing, mass casualty incident drills in the Philippines

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The safest place on Earth when the world ends, Barack Obama named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, 72 hours in Beijing without a visa, mass casualty incident drills in the Philippines and more in today’s daily brief.

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Lunchdate with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney includes white turkey chili, Southwestern grilled chicken salad

Lunchdate with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney includes white turkey chili, Southwestern grilled chicken salad

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President Barack Obama invited Mitt Romney over to the White House for a lunchdate Thursday with a menu that included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad. Not a bad lunch for the two men who were out on the road campaigning against each other for the presidency. “They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future,” according to a White House press release.

Here’s the full White House statement:

This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office. Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years. The focus of their discussion was on America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future. They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future. Their lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

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