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President Obama speaks about the economy and the deficit at the White House on Friday. He says this time around, he has proof that Americans agree with his approach. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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From left, Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) await President Obama's State of the Union address in January 2011, when a bipartisan seating arrangement symbolically suggested a more cooperative spirit among lawmakers. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Americana Symphony "Variations on Appalachia Waltz"/6. Theme: Splendid Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 0:22

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1. The Road Is Smoothe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1:01

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Kurdish women hold pictures of jailed journalists in Istanbul on Sept. 10, during the start of the trial of 44 journalists with suspected links to rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ali, an Iraqi teenager, wears Spc. Justin Cliburn's helmet and radio equipment in Baghdad. Ali and Cliburn became unlikely friends while Cliburn trained Iraqi police in 2005 and 2006. Courtesy of Justin Cliburn hide caption

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Ticking Away Cranston 0:24

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People's House John Williams 0:08

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E.T. Flying Theme John Williams 1:26

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Four Corners The Sea and Cake 0:19

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Fat, Furious and Fluffy Roots of Orchis 1:00

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Chinese villagers welcome the arrival of tractors purchased by a farmers' cooperative in April 1958, during the Great Leap Forward campaign. The disastrous modernization program ended in China's great famine and tens of millions of deaths. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 (Leningrad): Allegretto Dmitry Shostakovich 0:04

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