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With nod to veterans' scandal, Obama pays Memorial Day tribute

U.S. President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Flags are draped from the amphitheater as U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Flags are draped from the amphitheater as U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Flags are draped from the amphitheater as U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Visitors walk between graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Visitors walk between graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Visitors walk between graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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