Aloha! The Obamas In Hawaii

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1||After a busy lame duck session of Congress, President Barack Obama and his family headed to his home state of Hawaii to celebrate the holidays. During the trip, Obama hit the links, read a biography of Ronald Reagan and enjoyed some shaved ice. After extending the trip an extra day, the Obamas are scheduled to return to Washington on January 4.||newscom/Cory Lum/phlphotos&&

2||Barack and Michelle Obama paid a Christmas Day visit to a Marine base in Kaneohe to greet troops and their families.||newscom/Kent Nishimura/phlphotos&&

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6||Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden also visited with troops and their families on Christmas Day at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.||Official White House Photo by David Lienemann&&

7||The Obamas sing during services on December 26 at St. Michael’s Chapel at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

8||The Obamas, along with friends and family, stopped for shaved ice on December 27 at Kailua Beach.||Kent Nishimura/UPI/Newscom&&

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11||Obama on December 28 after sinking a putt on the 9th hole at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Honolulu.||newscom/Cory Lum/UPI&&

12||Obama with friend Mike Ramos before starting their round of golf.||newscom/Cory Lum/CNP&&

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