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Obamas greet the troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

President Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle, continued their holiday tradition of visiting about 200 Marines and their families during Christmas dinner Saturday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.  The first couple made their way around the mess hall and joined in group and individual photos with the diners. “Merry Christmas, Mr. President,” said one toddler. The president was also seen holding a 6-month-old baby and joking with a man clad in a Cowboys T-shirt about his mouth, injured during a Thanksgiving basketball game. The Marines’ dinner menu included prime rib, turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, a salad bar, pie and pastries.  

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets members of the U.S. military and their families as they eat Christmas Day meals at the Anderson Hall mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2010.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) greet members of the U.S. military and their families as they eat Christmas Day meals at the Anderson Hall mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2010.