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United States President Barack Obama is seen in the East Room of the White House hosting the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception hours before delivering a rare, primetime address to the nation about the ongoing terror crisis in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 06 December 2015. This is only the third time that President Obama has spoken to the nation live from the Oval Office.  The 2015 Kennedy Center honorees are: singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.  <br />
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