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White House beard meets razor's edge Published: January 25, 2014

(Reuters) - The most tweeted-about beard in the Obama White House left the way it came in - with wisecracks.

"Here I am, the old me," a clean-shaven White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the start of his daily briefing with reporters on Friday. His announcement was greeted with laughter.

Carney debuted the beard to an amused - and not entirely complimentary - press corps on January 6, after a two-week holiday break from television cameras.

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