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  Michelle Obama pays emotional tribute to military women

Nov. 19: In a poignant speech addressing the 130 military women who attended a tea reception in the East Room of the White House Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama thanked them for their service and for breaking "one brass ceiling after another."

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US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh make their way to a joint press conference November 24, 2009 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

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