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President Obama’s Year By The Numbers

You know about the major things that happened this year, -- the payroll tax cut ordeal, the debt deal fight, the deaths of Usama Bin Laden, Muammar Qaddafi and Anwar al-Awalki...

But what about everything else? Here's a snapshot of President Obama's year by the numbers.

President Obama turned 50, was the first president to tweet (and tweeted five times this year), went to Camp David seven times, golfed 34 times this year so far, attended church five times, held three state dinners, three prime time addresses, took two vacations and two more that were canceled according to Fox News' internal tallies.

When and where do he do this? Below is a brief summary of his movements in 2011.

MAJOR TRIPS-Brazil, Chile, El Salvador-Europe (Ireland, Poland, France for the G-8, London) -Cannes, France (G-20)-Puerto Rico-Hawaii, Indonesia and Australia-Vacations: Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard, (had one scheduled to Whitefish, Montana and Williamsburg, Virginia that was canceled)

CAMP DAVID-Seven visits this year, 22nd overall of presidency

GOLF-34 times so far this year, 92 total as president -Golfed with both John Boehner and Bill Clinton

CHURCH-Went to church five times (11th total times as president, not including inauguration)

TWEETS-Sent five tweets this year, was the first president to tweet , did so at a twitter town hall.

STAFFING:-Welcomed a new chief of staff, press secretary and secretary of defense

PRIME TIME ADDRESSES:-State of the Union-Afghanistan -Debt ceiling

PRESS CONFERENCES-nine solo press conferences this year, has had 20 total in presidency

STATES TRAVELED IN U.S.-NY, MD, VA, OH, FL, IA, NC, PA, CO, MA, IL, CA, MO, KS, NV, TX, AZ, HI, MI, TN, AL, NH, MI, DE, WI

STATE DINNERS (THREE)-Chinese President Hu Jintao-German Chancellor Angela Merkel-Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea

MAJOR LEGISLATION:-START treaty-Trade deals on Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements

REMEMBER THIS? 3/23 - Returns from Latin America trip. Doors locked to oval upon arrival, has to try a couple doors.4/4- Announces campaign re-election via video on BarackObama.com, files with FEC. Has a conference call with thousands of supporters4/27 Obama gives a statement in briefing room on release of long-form birth certificate after Donald Trump flap. 8/4 - Obama's 50th birthday. Senior staff toasted him in the Blue Room and then they had a closed b-day celebration with friends and family in the Rose Garden. Malia came home from camp to be with her dad on his birthday. Celebrities attend.

MAJOR SPEECHES/STATEMENTS (not prime time)4/13 - Obama gives deficit/debt plan speech at George Washington University. Biden is caught with eyes closed for 30 seconds and yawning. 5/1 - The president announces the mission that killed Usama bin Laden at 10:30 pm from White House.5/19 - Obama gives speech on vision for the Middle East from the State Department.09/11 Participates in 10th anniversary of 9/1110/21 - Makes announcement about Iraq. Gives remarks in the White House briefing room saying that troops will come home by the end of the year and the war will be over.

Jen Suzara contributed to this report.