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First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room during a preview of the 2012 White House holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, to the White House for the first viewing of the 2012 holiday decorations.
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