Obama Delivers Commencement Address at West Point

The president, delivering the commencement speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., told graduating cadets that "there will be difficult days ahead" in Afghanistan. "But we will adapt, we will persist, and I have no doubt that together with our Afghan and international partners, we will succeed in Afghanistan."

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    West Point Graduation

    May 22, 2010: Graduates throw their hats after the commencement and commissioning ceremony at the U.S . Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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    Obama at West Point

    May 22, 2010: Cadets stand as President Obama congratulates graduates of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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    Obama at West Point

    May 22, 2010: President Obama stands for the national anthem at the commencement and commissioning ceremony at the U.S . Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. At right is West Point Superintendent F.L. Hagenbeck.
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    Obama at West Point

    May 22, 2010: President Obama addresses graduates of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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    Obama at West Point

    May 22, 2010: President Obama congratulates class president Arron Conley at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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    Obama at West Point

    May 22, 2010: Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy line up to receive their commissions from President Obama.
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    Obama at West Point

    May 22, 2010: President Obama congratulates a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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