President Obama arrives to speak about the government shutdown at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Response Coordination Center on Monday. Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner take part in a ceremony to unveil a statue honoring the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks in the Capitol in February. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrate the open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. During the government shutdown, the Democrats have been more unified than they have been in a long time. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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President Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in Largo, Md. In the latest fiscal fight with Republicans, the president is lacking a partner to make a deal with — or even to vilify. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at last year's congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House. This year, the picnic — seen as a chance for lawmakers to socialize beyond party lines — was canceled. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Obama holds a press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday on the sideline of the G-20 summit. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech at an iftar dinner with political and religious figures in Damascus, Syria, on Aug. 4. In Syria, many different religious groups live in an often uneasy mix. While the country is primarily Sunni Arab, the government is run by minority Alawites like Assad — adherents of an offshoot of Shiite Islam. AP/SANA hide caption

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President Obama is seen on a video camera as he delivers a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2010. In addition to footage of official events, the White House now has thousands of hours of behind-the-scenes video that it will archive. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Rice talks with Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States, before the start of a dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House last month. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks about the George Zimmerman acquittal nearly a week after the ruling. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The white egg yolk at left, seen next to a yellow yolk, may seem strange, but it's just a result of the chicken feed used, scientists say. Junko Kimura/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama applauds as former first lady Barbara Bush and former President George W. Bush help President George H.W. Bush stand at the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on April 25 in Dallas. Former first lady Laura Bush looks on. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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