2012 Person Of The Year

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US President Barack Obama walks along the colonnade at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2012. Obama will set out to convince Americans he is worthy of a second White House term, as he lays out a blueprint for future economic security in his State of the Union address. Obama is expected to detail new jobs programs, plans to boost manufacturing and to call for a renewal of American economic values of fairness and opportunity in the annual showpiece speech, beginning at 9 pm (0100 GMT) today. (Credit:One priest, Edward Avery, admitted assaulting a teenage boy even after Lynn was aware that Avery had behaved inappropriately with other children. Lynn was convicted of failing to reassign Avery so that he would not have further access to children. (Credit: One priest, Edward Avery, admitted assaulting a teenage boy even after Lynn was aware that Avery had behaved inappropriately with other children. Lynn was convicted of failing to reassign Avery so that he would not have further access to children. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama greets a young boy after speaking during a campaign event at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, September 9, 2012, during the second day of a 2-day bus tour across Florida. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
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US President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, September 9, 2012, during the second day of a 2-day bus tour across Florida. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
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US President Barack Obama uses a volunteer's phone to make a call to a supporter during a visit to the Obama for American campaign field office in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on September 9, 2012, during the second day of a 2-day bus tour across Florida. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
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US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House September 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. The moment of silence was held on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States to honor its victims. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
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US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama visit a mass grave for those who died on October 26, 2009 in a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan at Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 September 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Obama had just attended the memorial service near where American Airlines flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon during the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
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US President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a meeting at FEMA headquarters (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) on October 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama will be visiting New Jersey to visit areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. From left are: FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan. At right is White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (R) is greeted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012 to visit areas hardest hit by the unprecedented cyclone Sandy. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama talks to Sandy victims at a shelter in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (C) and New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) visits a neighborhood on October 31, 2012 in Brigantine, New Jersey, hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama comforts Hurricane Sandy victim Dana Vanzant as he visits a neighborhood in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks after visiting hurricane Sandy affeected neighborhood in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama and family arrive on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by defying the dragging economic recovery and high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama celebrates after delivering his acceptance speech ion Chicago on November 7, 2012. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden on stage after delivering his victory speech in Chicago on November 7, 2012. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in the East Room of the White House in Washington,DC on November 9, 2012. Obama made his first post-election intervention in a brewing year-end budget and spending crisis, laying out his position in a televised statement ahead of intense bargaining with Republicans. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama(L) and Major General Michael S. Linnington, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, salute during the playing of the US National Anthem during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks during a previously unannounced appearance in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke following the shooting in a Connecticut Elementary School which left at least 27 people dead. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama reflects after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, November 14, 2012. Obama gave his first public reaction Wednesday to the the fall of CIA chief David Petraeus, saying he was aware of no breach of national security during the affair. "I have no evidence at this point from what I have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on our national security," Obama told a news conference. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama arrives to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 17, 2012 en route to Bangkok, the first leg of his three-nation Asia tour. Obama hopes to demonstrate rising US clout in Asia on his first foreign trip since his re-election, with a tour of three countries including a once unthinkable stop in changing Myanmar. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama waves to media after his arrival at Don Mueang International airport in Bangkok on November 18, 2012. Obama arrived in Bangkok on November 18 to start a three-nation tour of Southeast Asia which will include a historic visit to Myanmar. (Credit: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (L) toasts with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during an official dinner at the Thai Government House in Bangkok on November 18, 2012. Obama landed in Thailand on November 18, intensifying his diplomatic "pivot" to Asia, on a tour which will see him make history by visiting Myanmar in a bid to encourage political reform. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (C) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (front R) are escorted around the grounds as they visit the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on November 19, 2012. Huge crowds greeted Barack Obama in Myanmar on the first visit by a serving US president to the former pariah state to encourage a string of startling political reforms. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama arrives at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 19, 2012. Obama, the first sitting US president to visit Cambodia, arrived in Phnom Penh to attend the East Asia Summit. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (L) stands with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao during a family photo ahead of a gala dinner on the sidelines of the ASEAN and related summits in Phnom-Penh on November 19, 2012. US President Barack Obama told Cambodia's premier in a "tense" meeting that his government's human rights violations were "an impediment" to better bilateral ties, a US official said. (Credit: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama attends an East Asian Summit Plenary Session at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 20, 2012. US President Barack Obama was set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea at a summit dominated by rival claims to the strategically vital area. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (2nd L) stands with Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (L), Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (2nd R) and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao (R) for a family picture ahead of the 7th East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh on November 20, 2012. Obama was set to defy Beijing's protests and use a summit to raise concerns over South China Sea rows that have sent diplomatic and trade shockwaves across the region. (Credit: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama gestures during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon with his daughters Sasha (2nd R) and Malia (R) on November 21 , 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Obama pardoned Cobbler and its alternate Gobbler, both raised in Rockingham County, Virginia. The turkey will then spend the rest of the holiday season on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. At left is National Turkey Federation Chairman Steve Willardsen.(Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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(R to L rear) US President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, distribute food at the Capitol Area Food Bank on November 21, 2012, a day ahead of Thanksgiving, in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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TO GO WITH 'Myanmar-China-US-diplomacy,ANALYSIS' by Didier Lauras (FILES) This file picture taken on November 19, 2012 shows US President Barack Obama extending his hand to shake with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (R) during their meeting at the regional parliament building in Yangon. After years of almost unchallenged dominance, China's influence in Myanmar is under threat as the United States and other nations seek closer ties with the former pariah state, experts say. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama holds a pile of books to purchase alongside his daughters Sasha (C) and Malia (R) during a shopping trip to One More Page Books on Small Business Saturday, which promotes shopping at local small businesses, in the Falls Church neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, on November 24, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama greets wellwishers during a shopping trip to One More Page Books on Small Business Saturday, which promotes shopping at local small businesses, in the Falls Church neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, on November 24, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama listens to President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks during an event with middle class Americans who would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2012. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama looks at a K'nex roller coaster at a Rodon Group manufacturing facility on November 30, 2012 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Obama spoke about the economy and middle class tax rates. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
(President Obama visits the K'nex toy manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pa., in November 2012. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/ Getty Images)
Obama Visits PA Manufacturing Plant To Discuss Middle-Class Tax Cuts
Obama Visits PA Manufacturing Plant To Discuss Middle-Class Tax Cuts
HATFIELD, PA - NOVEMBER 30: US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at The Rodon Group manufacturing facility on November 30, 2012 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The President continues making the public case for action by visiting the toy manufacturer that depends on middle class consumers and could be impacted if taxes go up on 98 percent of Americans at the end of the year. (Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (2nd L), and Rodon Group CEO Michael Araten (2nd R) listen to K'nex inventor Joel Glickman (L), at a Rodon Group manufacturing facility on November 30, 2012 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Obama spoke about the economy and middle class tax rates. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks at a Rodon Group manufacturing facility on November 30, 2012 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Obama spoke about the economy and middle class tax rates. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (C) attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 3, 2012.(Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-OBAMA-TRIBAL CONFERENCE
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak to the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of Interior in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama (R) speaks about extending middle class tax cuts and the fiscal cliff alongside Tiffany Santana (2nd R), Richard Santana (top L), Velma Massenburg (C) and Jimmie Massenburg (bottom L) at their home in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 6, 2012. Tiffany Santana, a high school English teacher, had previously contacted Obama about how an increase in her taxes would affect her family. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse of the National Mall December 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama and others attended the event which included entertainment before the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (2nd R), sing during the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2012. The annual event, hosted by Harris, features US President Barack Obama and performances by Jason Mraz, Ledisi, James Taylor, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat and American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama with daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (2nd L) pose with children dressed as elves before the taping of the "Christmas in Washington" television special on December 9, 2012 at the Building Museum in Washington. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (C) sing a Christmas carol during the taping of the "Christmas in Washington" television special on December 9, 2012 at the Building Museum in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama walks to greet wellwishers after arriving on Air Force One at Detroit Metro-Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan, December 10, 2012. Obama is traveling to speak on the economy. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy and fiscal cliff negotiations after touring the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-OBAMA-ECONOMY
US President Barack Obama tours the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant alongside Plant Manager and Vice President of Operations Jeff Allen (L) and United Auto Workers NW Local 163 Detroit Diesel Engine Unit Shop Chairperson Mark Gibson (R) in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012, prior to speaking on the economy and fiscal cliff negotiations. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama speaks as Rabbi Larry Bazer, Joint Forces Chaplain for the Massachusetts National Guard, looks on during a Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House on December 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama Signs H.R. 6156
President Obama Signs H.R. 6156
December 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac with Col. Mike Minihan,Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews to board Air Force One on December 16, 2012 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama is heading to Newtown, Connecticut to attend a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and began a shooting spree. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Obama Campaigns In Richmond And Cleveland On Second Day Of Campaign Tour
Obama Campaigns In Richmond And Cleveland On Second Day Of Campaign Tour
U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally at Byrd Park October 25, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Obama and his GOP opponent former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are criss crossing the country attempting to sway voters in all-important swing states. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Obama And Romney Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election
Obama And Romney Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy. (Credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)
President Obama Departs The White House En Route To Iowa
President Obama Departs The White House En Route To Iowa
U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn before boarding Marine One and departing the White House October 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. On the day after his second debate against his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Obama is traveling to Iowa and Ohio to campaign. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama's account was hacked in 2009 during an attack on Twitter. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)
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US President Barack Obama speaks during his debate with Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012. After hundreds of campaign stops, $500 million in mostly negative ads and countless tit-for-tat attacks, Obama and Romney go head-to-head in their debut debate. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 6, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)
Obama President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 6, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)
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Democratic National Convention
Democratic National Convention
US President Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech to run for a second term as president at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)
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Obama Holds Campaign Event At Virginia High School
Obama Holds Campaign Event At Virginia High School
ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 2: President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members at the end of a campaign rally at Loudoun County High School on August 2, 2012 in Leesburg, VA. Obama campaigned earlier in the day in Florida. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Campaign 2012
Campaign 2012
US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event in Chicago on August 12, 2012. Obama welcomed Paul Ryan into the US election, but warned the Republican vice presidential pick was an "articulate" spokesman for a vision he fundamentally opposes. (Credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/GettyImages)
President Obama Kicks Off Three Day Bus Tour In Iowa
President Obama Kicks Off Three Day Bus Tour In Iowa
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - AUGUST 13: President Barack Obama arrives at a grassroots campaign stop at Bayliss Park, August 13, 2012, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. President Barack Obama kicked off a three-day bus tour of Iowa on a campaign trip through drought-stricken Iowa. (Credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama smiles while he speaks about the economy on June 8, 2012, at the White House in Washington, DC. Obama said Friday that Europe's leaders "understand the urgent need to act" to solve the eurozone crisis, as a rescue plan for Spain's banks appeared in the works. But he also warned Greeks that they would face more hardship if they choose to leave the eurozone after elections take place on June 17. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
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White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC
White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC
US President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
Neighborhood Inaugural Ball
Neighborhood Inaugural Ball
President Barack Obama dances with his wife and first lady Michelle Obama as Beyonce sings "At Last" on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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President Obama State Of The Union Address
U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. The president made a populist pitch to voters for economic fairness, saying the federal government should more do to balance the benefits of a capitalist society. (credit: Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for a Hanukkah Reception December 8, 2011 in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
U.S. President Barack Obama participates in the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Predsident Barack Obama
US Predsident Barack Obama announces on October 21, 2011, at the White House in Washington, DC, the end to US military operations in Iraq. Obama announced Friday that he will withdraw all US forces from Iraq by the end of the year, nearly nine years after the US invasion and after more than 4,400 US deaths. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Obama Discusses Debt Ceiling Impasse
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US Democratic presidential candidate Ill
US Democratic presidential candidate Ill
In this file photo, President Obama was the US Democratic presidential candidate. He sheded a few tears while talking about his grandmother Madelyn Dunham who raised him and passed away this morning, during a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 03, 2008. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
In his second nationally-televised Oval Office address on Aug. 31, 2010, President Obama lauded the end of "Operation Iraqi Freedom," more than seven years after the war was launched by previous President George W. Bush. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Obama Declares End To Combat Missions In Iraq In his second nationally-televised Oval Office address on Aug. 31, 2010, President Obama lauded the end of "Operation Iraqi Freedom," more than seven years after the war was launched by previous President George W. Bush. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama unveiled a compromise with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts across the board for all Americans, including the wealthiest. Former President Bill Clinton urged reluctant Democrats to support Obama's plan. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Obama Announces Tax Deal President Obama unveiled a compromise with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts across the board for all Americans, including the wealthiest. Former President Bill Clinton urged reluctant Democrats to support Obama's plan. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama delivers his s
US President Barack Obama delivers his s
US President Barack Obama delivers his second annual back-to-school speech on September 14, 2010 at the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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