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US President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House August 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama presented US Army Staff Sergeant Ty M.Carter the Medal of Honor for his actions during 2009 in Afghanistan while defending Command Outpost Keating. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)