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First Lady Michele Obama Receives the White House Christmas Tree

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First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia are joined by Chris Botek and his wife Brandi as the First Family receives the White House Christmas Tree for 2010, on November 26, 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 1/2 foot Douglas fir tree comes from Chris Botek’s tree farm in Lehighton, PA.

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First Family Helps Families At Food Pantry

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President Barack Obama packs and gives bags of food to area residents, with the help of his daughters Sasha and Malia, and first lady Michelle Obama, and first grandmother Marion Robinson, ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday at Martha’s Table on November 24, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Obama family delivered turkeys and bags of food to needy families at Martha’s Table, a 30-year-old non-profit that helps poor children, youth and families with food and clothing.

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President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

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President Barack Obama talks with daughters Sasha and Malia in the Oval Office before pardoning a turkey named Apple in the Rose Garden, Nov. 24, 2010. President Obama also pardoned Cider, Apple’s alternate. After the event, Apple and Cider will be taken to a new residence at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

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The Obama’s Vacation Day 1 ~ First Family Travels To Martha’s Vineyard

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President Barack Obama is taking his family back to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for summer vacation. President Obama and First Pooch Bo rode Air Force One on Thursday afternoon to Martha’s Vineyard, where they were to meet First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia. This marks the first family’s second summer vacation on the New England island, where they will stay in a rental home for 11 days and return to the White House on Aug. 29.

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Celebrating Independence Day at the White House and in Iraq

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Today, President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted more than 1,200 military heroes and their families for an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House. The “Salute to the Military” USO Concert included performances by The Killers, Cedric “The Entertainer,” and Brandi Carlile, and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The evening wraped up with a viewing of the fireworks on the National Mall.

In case you missed it, watch First Lady Michelle Obama’s video message about supporting our military families on Independence Day.

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with Our Troops in Iraq
Written by Dr. Jill Biden

Vice President Joe Biden, center, congratulates a soldier on becoming a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony in Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Iraq. Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, left, commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, also attended the event during which more than 150 U.S. servicemembers became U.S. citizens. July 4, 2010. (by Elaine Wilson)

Last night, my husband Joe and I flew to Iraq to celebrate the Fourth of July with our troops. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country.

This morning we participated in a naturalization ceremony for about 150 of our soldiers serving here in Iraq. I was honored to be part of this special day with so many brave men and women who have been volunteering to fight for our country even before they took the oath of citizenship.

U.S. troops take the citizenship oath during a naturalization ceremony in Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Iraq. More than 150 servicemembers became citizens in a ceremony attended by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden. July 4, 2010. (by Elaine Wilson)

Afterwards, I had lunch with several women soldiers who told me about their experiences serving in Iraq. Many of them are mothers, and one of them is married to a soldier who is also deployed. They are managing all the challenges of parenting – securing health care, child care and education – while one or both parents are away.

It’s not easy to be away from loved ones – especially over the holidays. So please, take a minute today and give thanks to our military families serving this Nation around the world.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, and may God protect our troops.

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, shares lunch with female soldiers at the Oasis Dining Facility on Camp Victory, Iraq. Biden spoke with the soldiers about their family-related issues and concerns. July 4, 2010. (by Elaine Wilson)

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Fireworks begin as The Killers play on the South Lawn of the White House during the Fourth of July celebration. July 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle watch the fireworks over the National Mall from the roof of the White House. July 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Obamas Host the Annual White House Congressional Picnic

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a picnic for members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.. The first dog Bo was in tow. Alaskan Salmon smoked on an open pit was served for dinner. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images North America)

President Obama welcomes members of Congress to the White House as he and the First Lady host the annual White House Congressional picnic.

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Honor Ford’s Theatre

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President Barack Obama, center, with first lady Michelle Obama, second right, give their applause at the Ford's Theatre's 'Spirit of America' celebration in Washington, D.C. during its annual gala on Sunday. Other are Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert Iger, left, and Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault, third right.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle attend a performance at Ford’s Theatre, where the President gives remarks honoring the historic venue. The First Lady got all glitzy for a taping of ‘America Celebrates 4th of July‘ at Ford’s Theatre in Washington on Sunday night. South African Justice Albie Sachs and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu were honored with the 2010 Lincoln Medal. The annual event also featured Dick Van Dyke, Kelly Clarkson, George Lopez and other performances and will be aired on July 2.

Remarks by the President at Ford’s Theatre Reception at the White House

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