President Obama Speaks At American Legion Convention

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President Barack Obama Heads To Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama makes his way to board Air Force One August 30, 2011 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama was headed for Minneapolis to address the 2011 American Legion National Convention.
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President Barack Obama In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on August 30, 2011 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama was headed for Minneapolis to address the 2011 American Legion National Convention.
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President Barack Obama In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama greets well-wishers August 30, 2011 upon arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Obama is in Minneapolis to address the 2011 American Legion National Convention.
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President Barack Obama In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama greets well-wishers August 30, 2011 upon arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Obama is in Minneapolis to address the 2011 American Legion National Convention.
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President Barack Obama In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama greets a young child August 30, 2011 upon arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Obama is in Minneapolis to address the 2011 American Legion National Convention.
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Miss America Teresa Scanlan Speaks At American Legion National Convention
Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan speaks at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
Signs represent the 50 states at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama, American Legion National Commander
American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster greets US President Barack Obama at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
Speaking before thousands of veterans and their families attending the American Legion's annual convention, Obama said the Americans who have worn the uniform since Sept. 11 have put the nation in a position of strength and have earned their place among the greatest of generations.
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President Barack Obama Addresses American Legion
US President Barack Obama addresses the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
Since taking office, Obama has set a course for drawing down both wars after a decade of continuous conflict.
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President Barack Obama Speaks
US President Barack Obama speaks during an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
Legionnaires on stage listen as President Obama addresses the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama speaks during an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
Legionnaires listen as President Obama addresses the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Mpls.
US President Barack Obama speaks during an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
"We cannot, will not, and we must not, balance the budget on the backs of our veterans," President Obama told the audience at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Obama Addresses The American Legion National Convention
President Obama addresses the crowd at the 93rd American Legion National Convention, at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 30, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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President Obama Addresses The American Legion National Convention
An American Legion member takes photographs while US President Barack Obama addresses the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama speaks during an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Obama Addresses The American Legion National Convention
President Barack Obama addresses the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
"Every day for the past 10 years, these men and women have succeeded together as one American team," President Obama told the audience at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama speaks during an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama highlighted initiatives he proposed earlier this summer that would create new training programs for veterans and give tax credits to companies that hire service members.
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President Obama Addresses The American Legion National Convention
President Barack Obama speaks during the 93rd American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 30, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Obama spoke about job creation and the need to improve services for veterans returning from war.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama shakes hands with American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster after addressing the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster after addressing the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama greets Legion members following an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Barack Obama greets Legion members following an address to the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama shakes hands with Legionnaries after speaking at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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President Obama Addresses The American Legion National Convention
President Barack Obama greets guests of honor at the 93rd American Legion National Convention, at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 30, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
US President Barack Obama greets attendees after addressing the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011.
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President Obama Addresses The American Legion National Convention
President Barack Obama greets guests of honor at the 93rd American Legion National Convention, at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 30, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama shakes hands with an American Legion member and Miss America Teresa Scanlan after speaking at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama shakes hands with Legionnaires after speaking at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011
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President Barack Obama Speaks In Minneapolis
President Obama shakes hands of those in the crowd after speaking at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 30, 2011
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