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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden (L) looks on in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden (L) looks on in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden (L) looks on in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement on the U.S. "Fiscal Cliff" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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