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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/POOL

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/POOL

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/POOL
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to attendees at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to attendees at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to attendees at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Singer Alicia Keys exits the stage after performing at the Commander in Chief's inaugural ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Singer Alicia Keys exits the stage after performing at the Commander in Chief's inaugural ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Singer Alicia Keys exits the stage after performing at the Commander in Chief's inaugural ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with members of the U.S. military at the Commander in Chief's Ball during presidential inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with members of the U.S. military at the Commander in Chief's Ball during presidential inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with members of the U.S. military at the Commander in Chief's Ball during presidential inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath from U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts as his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia Obama (2nd R) and Sasha Obama (R) watch during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath from U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts as his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia Obama (2nd R) and Sasha Obama (R) watch during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath from U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts as his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia Obama (2nd R) and Sasha Obama (R) watch during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama (centre) and Michelle Obama (R) wave to the crowd during the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (centre) and Michelle Obama (R) wave to the crowd during the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (centre) and Michelle Obama (R) wave to the crowd during the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Constitution Avenue after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Constitution Avenue after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Constitution Avenue after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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Military marching bands perform in the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Military marching bands perform in the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Military marching bands perform in the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama ride on Pennsylvania Avenue in their limousine (2nd R, surrounded by walking agents) from the U.S. Capitol to the White Houseduring the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama ride on Pennsylvania Avenue in their limousine (2nd R, surrounded by walking agents) from the U.S. Capitol to the White Houseduring the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013....more

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama ride on Pennsylvania Avenue in their limousine (2nd R, surrounded by walking agents) from the U.S. Capitol to the White Houseduring the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/POOL

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/POOL

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/POOL
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps marches during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps marches during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps marches during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol to the White House in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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US Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael L. Linnington, Commander JFHQ National Capitol Region (C) is flanked by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (L side) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they review troops and Congressional leaders (top steps) also attend during inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol, Washington DC, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

US Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael L. Linnington, Commander JFHQ National Capitol Region (C) is flanked by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (L side) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill...more

US Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael L. Linnington, Commander JFHQ National Capitol Region (C) is flanked by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (L side) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they review troops and Congressional leaders (top steps) also attend during inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol, Washington DC, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd,L), first lady Michelle Obama (L), U.S. Army Major General Michael J. Linnington (C), Vice President Joe Biden (2nd,R) and his wife Dr. Jill Biden attend the presidential review of the troops at the U.S. Capitol during presidential inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/CJ Gunther/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd,L), first lady Michelle Obama (L), U.S. Army Major General Michael J. Linnington (C), Vice President Joe Biden (2nd,R) and his wife Dr. Jill Biden attend the presidential review of the troops at the U.S. Capitol...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd,L), first lady Michelle Obama (L), U.S. Army Major General Michael J. Linnington (C), Vice President Joe Biden (2nd,R) and his wife Dr. Jill Biden attend the presidential review of the troops at the U.S. Capitol during presidential inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/CJ Gunther/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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US President Barack Obama sits in his limousine as he departs inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol, to take part in the parade through Washington DC, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

US President Barack Obama sits in his limousine as he departs inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol, to take part in the parade through Washington DC, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

US President Barack Obama sits in his limousine as he departs inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol, to take part in the parade through Washington DC, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle after the ceremonial swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle after the ceremonial swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle after the ceremonial swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) looks at the Lenox Crystal gifts given he and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the Inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall after his ceremonial swearing in at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) looks at the Lenox Crystal gifts given he and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the Inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall after his ceremonial swearing in at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, January...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) looks at the Lenox Crystal gifts given he and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the Inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall after his ceremonial swearing in at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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Crowds of people gather on the mall to watch the swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Crowds of people gather on the mall to watch the swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Crowds of people gather on the mall to watch the swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering his inaugural address during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering his inaugural address during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering his inaugural address during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering his inaugural address during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering his inaugural address during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering his inaugural address during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool
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Beyonce (R) sings the national anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) look on during the swearing-in ceremonies on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Beyonce (R) sings the national anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) look on during the swearing-in ceremonies on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Beyonce (R) sings the national anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) look on during the swearing-in ceremonies on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) takes the oath from U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (L) as Obama's family looks on during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) takes the oath from U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (L) as Obama's family looks on during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) takes the oath from U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (L) as Obama's family looks on during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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U.S. President Barack Obama waves during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama waves during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama waves during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is surrounded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L-R), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while signing a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, directly after swearing-in ceremonies in the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is surrounded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L-R), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is surrounded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L-R), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while signing a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, directly after swearing-in ceremonies in the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) signs a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, directly after swearing-in ceremonies in the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) signs a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, directly after swearing-in ceremonies in the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) signs a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, directly after swearing-in ceremonies in the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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