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President Obama receives update on Detroit incident

President Barack Obama meets with National Security Staff chief of staff Denis McDonough about updates concerning the attempted terrorist attack of an airliner on Christmas Day. This briefing occurred Dec. 29, 2009, in Kailua, Hawaii. The President has received updates throughout his vacation since the incident. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with National Security Staff chief of staff Denis McDonough about updates concerning the attempted terrorist attack of an airliner on Christmas Day. This briefing occurred Dec. 29, 2009, in Kailua, Hawaii. The President has received updates throughout his vacation since the incident. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)