State of the Union

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The president's motorcade

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A motorcade for President Obama proceeds along Pennsylvania Avenue as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address.

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Biden enters

Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, right, and others arrive on Capitol Hill for President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Senators watch

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. arrive on Capitol Hill for President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Senator embrace

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., embraces outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, before the State of the Union address by President Obama.

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Boehner and Biden

Vice President Joe Biden talks with House Speaker John Boehner before President Obama's State of the Union address.

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President Obama enters

President Barack Obama is greeted before his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12.

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Supreme Court justices

From left, Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan applaud before President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Kerry greets the president

Secretary of State John Kerry greets President Obama before the president's State of the Union address. Sen.Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. is at right, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is at center.

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Senator Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talks with Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. on Capitol Hill before President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Smiles and hugs

President Obama is greeted by audience members before giving his State of the Union address.

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Greeted by the Speaker

President Obama gestures toward Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio before giving his State of the Union address.

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Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, is pictured before the State of the Union address by President Obama.

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Addressing Congress

President Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, gives his State of the Union address, outlining proposals addressing climate change, job creation, the minimum wage and more. 

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One final look

President Obama gives his State of the Union address.

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Blowing kisses

President Obama blows a kiss to first lady Michelle Obama, sitting in the balcony (not shown), prior to delivering his State of the Union speech.

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The first lady

First lady Michelle Obama, center, is applauded by attendees, including Jill Biden (third from left), wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as the first lady arrives for President Obama's State of the Union speech.

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Special guest Ted Nugent

Musician Ted Nugent, left, guest of Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, is pictured before the State of the Union address by President Obama.

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Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton

Cleopatra, second from right, and Nathaniel Pendleton, parents of slain teen Hadiya Pendleton, who marched in President Obama's inauguration ceremony and was killed days later in Chicago, await the president's State of the Union speech. 

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The house listens

The audience listens as President Obama gives his State of the Union address.

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Acknowledgement for Victor

Desiline Victor, 102, of Miami is applauded by White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, right, and others, during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Flight director

Bobak Ferdowsi, flight engineer for the Mars rover Curiosity at NASA, arrives as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama for President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Michelle with Cleopatra

First lady Michelle Obama stands with Cleopatra Pendleton before President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Distinguish guests

Peter Hudson, co-founder and CEO of iTriage of Evergreen, Colo., far right, listens during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Paul Ryan

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. applauds during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill.

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Clapping hands

President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applaud during the president's State of the Union address.

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Carolyn Murray

Carolyn Murray wipes her eye as she holds a photo of her son Justin during President Obama' State of the Union address. Justin Murray was shot and killed in Evanston, Ill. Nov. 29, 2012.

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Desiline Victor

Desiline Victor, 102, of Miami, awaits the start of President Obama's State of the Union address. Victor waited for hours to vote in the last election and received a standing ovation Tuesday night. 

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Tony Bennett

Singer Tony Bennett, center, listens as President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech.

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Gabrielle Giffords

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly watch President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Majority whip

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor listen during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Reporters' deck

Reporters listen and work as President Obama gives his State of the Union address.

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House Minority Leader

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. applauds during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Biden and the president

President Obama shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after the president gave his State of the Union address. House Speaker John Boehner is at left.

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The president's exit

President Barack Obama waves and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applauds after the president gave his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12.

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Leaving the chambers

President Obama leaves after giving his State of the Union address.

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Hand shakes for the crowd

President Obama shakes hands as he leaves after giving his State of the Union address.

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Leahy embraces the president

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. greets President Obama after the president gave his State of the Union address.