President Obama listens as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington on Dec. 13, 2010. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday: Former U.S. Air Force Major Michael D. Almy (L) hugs House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, after she signed legislation repealing "don't ask, don't tell." It's now on the president's desk, awaiting his signature today. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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L-R: Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Vice President Biden, President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James Cartwright, during today's briefing. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama during Thursday's Oval Office interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep. Pete Souza/Official White House Photo hide caption

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