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Christmas at the White House

A child looks at the gingerbread house in the State Dining Room during a holiday decor preview at the White House.

 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A child looks at the gingerbread house in the State Dining Room during a holiday decor preview at the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A child looks at the gingerbread house in the State Dining Room during a holiday decor preview at the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman takes a photo in the Cross Hall during a holiday decor preview of the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman takes a photo in the Cross Hall during a holiday decor preview of the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman takes a photo in the Cross Hall during a holiday decor preview of the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The Red Room is decked out during a holiday decor preview at the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Red Room is decked out during a holiday decor preview at the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Red Room is decked out during a holiday decor preview at the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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First lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event welcoming military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. 


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First lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event welcoming military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event welcoming military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Snowmen flank a painting of former first lady Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Snowmen flank a painting of former first lady Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Snowmen flank a painting of former first lady Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A man walks down the East Colonnade. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man walks down the East Colonnade. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man walks down the East Colonnade. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Christmas cookies of Obama family dogs Sunny and Bo sit on a tray. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Christmas cookies of Obama family dogs Sunny and Bo sit on a tray. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Christmas cookies of Obama family dogs Sunny and Bo sit on a tray. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Christmas trees flank a painting of Abraham Lincoln at the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Christmas trees flank a painting of Abraham Lincoln at the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Christmas trees flank a painting of Abraham Lincoln at the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The Obama dogs Sonny and Bo replicas. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Obama dogs Sonny and Bo replicas. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Obama dogs Sonny and Bo replicas. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The Lego gingerbread White House is seen in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Lego gingerbread White House is seen in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Lego gingerbread White House is seen in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Reflected in an ornament, a reporter takes a photo of the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Reflected in an ornament, a reporter takes a photo of the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Reflected in an ornament, a reporter takes a photo of the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The White House Christmas Tree is seen through the doorway into the Blue Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The White House Christmas Tree is seen through the doorway into the Blue Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The White House Christmas Tree is seen through the doorway into the Blue Room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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First lady Michelle Obama holds up a holiday craft for a child during an event welcoming military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First lady Michelle Obama holds up a holiday craft for a child during an event welcoming military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First lady Michelle Obama holds up a holiday craft for a child during an event welcoming military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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