President Obama met Friday with the families of 14 people gunned down in the San Bernardino shootings.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made the somber stop in California on the way to their annual holiday vacation in Hawaii.

"It was so moving for Michelle and myself in part because it was so representative of the country," the president told reporters after the meetings at Indian Springs High School. "You had people from every background, every faith."

The Obamas spoke with 14 groups of family members in the school's library, going from table to table. The stop lasted about three hours.

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