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Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 5 16:40:32 UTC 2009

A couple of interesting IMO uses in two grafs of a Reuters story.

...The agents struggled to hold back people trying to get closer to snap
pictures of Obama eating a tuna and melted cheese sandwich and the
*girls enjoying shave ices*, a local treat made from finely shaved ice
and fruit syrup.

Earlier, as Obama strolled through a mall parking lot, dozens of
onlookers swarmed around, snapping pictures and cheering while Secret
Service agents tried to keep a protective screen around *the soon-to-be
first family*.


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