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President Barack Obama attends Joplin High School commencement ceremony

Photos by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Members of the Class of 2012 at the Joplin High School commencement ceremony, May 21, 2012, at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo.

President Barack Obama, center, with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, left, and Superintendent C.J. Huff, right, applaud the Class of 2012 Monday night.

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