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The tables are set in the State Dining Room of the White House for Friday's state dinner honoring visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama and Pope Francis stand at attention during the playing of the national anthems during a state arrival ceremony for the pope on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis is greeted by President Obama after arriving outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Complicated History Of Popes And U.S. Presidents

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President Obama listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their March 22, 2013, visit to a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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With Senate Democrats blocking a procedural vote on on the Iran deal, a tense showdown between the White House and the Republican-controlled Congress has been averted. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama is renaming Alaska's Mount McKinley in an effort to strengthen cooperation between the government and Alaska Native tribes. The peak is returning to its traditional name, Denali. Al Grillo/AP hide caption

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President Obama has stayed neutral in the race to replace him, but as rumors swirl that Vice President Biden could jump in, a White House spokesman said Monday it's possible Obama will endorse. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Could Make An Endorsement In Primary Between Clinton, Biden

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