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U.S. President Barack Obama waves next to first lady Michelle Obama as they prepare to depart Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, for their holiday trip to Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama waves next to first lady Michelle Obama as they prepare to depart Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, for their holiday trip to Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama waves next to first lady Michelle Obama as they prepare to depart Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, for their holiday trip to Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. Pictured are (L-R) Obama, Sasha, Malia and first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. Pictured are (L-R) Obama, Sasha, Malia and first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. Pictured are (L-R) Obama, Sasha, Malia and first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before the first family departure to Honolulu, Hawaii, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. Standing (L-R) are Malia, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. Standing (L-R) are Malia, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. Standing (L-R) are Malia, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha arrive at Hickam Field for their holiday vacation in Hawaii December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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