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Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) attends the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) attends the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) attends the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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The East Room of the White House in Washington is decorated for the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The East Room of the White House in Washington is decorated for the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The East Room of the White House in Washington is decorated for the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Singer Katy Perry arrives at the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Singer Katy Perry arrives at the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Singer Katy Perry arrives at the "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" event at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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