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Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memo...Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill. Read more

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act at Prince George's Community College...epa03884990 US President Barack Obama (2-R) greets supporters after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act, also known as 'Obamacare', at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland, USA, 26 September 2013. As a possible government shutdown looms ahead, the Obama administration has blamed Congressional Republicans for attaching language to a government funding bill that would defund Obamacare.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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US President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare’, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. As a possible government shutdown looms ahead, the Obama administration has blamed Congressional Republicans for attaching language to a government funding bill that would defund Obamacare. Read more

US President Barack Obama (R) meets King...US President Barack Obama (R) meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on September 5, 2013. Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia's Saint Petersburg, where he is expected to rally support for or at least acceptance of moves to punish Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged deadly gas attack on a Damascus suburb last month.      AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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US President Barack Obama meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the royal palace in Stockholm. Mr Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia’s Saint Petersburg. Read more

Free Syrian Army fighters sit on a sofa inside a house in Deir al-Zor...Free Syrian Army fighters sit on a sofa inside a house in Deir al-Zor August 27, 2013.

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Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a house during a rare light moment in Deir al-Zor, SyriaRead more

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin.

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Barack Obama, US president, waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on Wednesday Read more

A member of the Secret Service is reflected in the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base, N..J. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. President Barack Obama and New .Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

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A member of the secret service is reflected on the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on Tuesday. President Barack Obama and Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by super storm Sandy Read more

A Marine closes a door to Marine One with US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House on May 28, 2013 in Washington. Obama is traveling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas effected by last year's hurricane Sandy.     AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Marine on Tuesday closes the door to Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, on the south lawn of the White House, Washington. Mr Obama is travelling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas affected by last year’s Hurricane SandyRead more

Michelle Obama Visits Local Washington DC School...WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School May 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Savoy School, once one of the lowest performing schools in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School on Friday in Washington, DC. The school, once one of the lowest performing in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Read more

The sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, in Maine, Thursday, May 2, 2013. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park's seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5 percent funding cut of it's roughly $7.8 million budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service s share of federal sequestration.

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The sun’s rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine, on Thursday morning. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park’s seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5% funding cut of it’s $7.8m budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service’s share of federal sequestration.

President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Thursday.