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Behind the podium
A speech awaits its speaker — and more revealing moments on the trail
 
MAY 8: The podium where U.S. President Barack Obama is to deliver a keynote address is seen during the 18th Annual Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Gala Dinner on May 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. APAIC is a non-profit group that works to develop Asian American leaders and politicians. Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images

President Obama's typed speech awaits before he delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) gala dinner on May 8 in Washington, D.C. Obama began his speech with a "Mahalo! and a shaka greeting, common among Hawaii residents. It's unclear if the president relied on a teleprompter, too.

 

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