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President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Honolulu, en route to Washington. With a yearend deadline looming before the economy goes off the so called fiscal cliff, the president is cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)