Washington Photo Blog: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

President Obama applauds as Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a reception in her honor in the East Room at the White House on August 12, 2009.
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President Obama applauds as Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a reception in her honor in the East Room at the White House on August 12, 2009.

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