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President Obama, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaks during a town hall meeting April 20 at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Dwight Eisenhower touches the head of Dzimbo, a 440-pound elephant, on Oct. 12, 1959. The French Community of African Republics sent Dzimbo to Washington as a gift for the president. Byron Rollins/AP hide caption

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President Obama talks on the phone with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, during his visit to Dublin on Monday. Pete Souza/Official White House Photo hide caption

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President Obama arrives to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee convention in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Obama tried to defuse the controversy that erupted last week when he argued that Palestinian-Israeli peace talks should begin with Israel's 1967 borders, with mutually agreed upon land swaps. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), holding a stack of petitions, addresses a "Code Red" rally on Capitol Hill in March 2010, sponsored by The American Grassroots Coalition and the Tea Party Express. The rally was in opposition to the health care overhaul bill. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In an earlier wreathlaying, New York City firefighters mark the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Thursday, President Obama will place a tribute at the site. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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After Bin Laden's Death, Obama Visits N.Y.

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The Obama administration's new advertising guidelines could make Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam endangered species. hide caption

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President Obama shakes hands with supporters after speaking at a DNC fundraiser at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, Calif., on April 20. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Obama administration often uses social media like Twitter Facebook to announce public statements on subjects ranging from the federal budget to grocery lists. via Facebook hide caption

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