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Obama hails veterans, pledges continued support

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds for military veterans during a Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds for military veterans during a Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds for military veterans during a Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Army General Michael S. Linnington, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, bow their heads during a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Army General Michael S. Linnington, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, bow their heads during a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Army General Michael S. Linnington, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, bow their heads during a wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama is seen after placing a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama is seen after placing a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama is seen after placing a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is seen after placing a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is seen after placing a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is seen after placing a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets a grieving family member in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets a grieving family member in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets a grieving family member in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets a grieving family member in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets a grieving family member in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets a grieving family member in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Members of a Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard march in with flags during the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Members of a Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard march in with flags during the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Members of a Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard march in with flags during the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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