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Obama seen from multiple screens during live televised address

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President Barack Obama is seen on live television screens in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Photojournalist Chip Somodevilla found a creative way to tell the story about Obama’s speech tonight.
Back in May, the White House decided to end the decades-old practice of re-enactments of presidential speeches for still photographers after a live televised address. Tonight’s speech marks the first since that announcement. Read Stokes Young’s post about the msnbc.com policy of using photographs from re-enactments.

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