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California Drought

President Obama visits the Southland to offer federal aid to the drought-stricken state. (2/17/14)

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    A sign over a highway in Glendale, California warns motorists to save water in response to the state's severe drought, February 14, 2014. US President Barack Obama is visiting drought-stricken California today and is expected to announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid to help California recover from the crippling drought that is threatening the state's agriculture industry. Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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    A US Marine ducks into a dust cloud as Marine One lands with US President Barack Obama at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    California Governor Jerry Brown (R) listens while US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    From left US President Barack Obama, Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) walk to a meeting with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Marine awaits the arrival of Marine One with US President Barack Obama before a meeting with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US President Barack Obama (C) speaks to the media on California's drought situation Friday, February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, CA. (Photo credit should read Wally SKALIJ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    From left California Governor Jerry Brown, US President Barack Obama and Joe Del Bosque are seen reflected in an irrigation ditch while touring the Empresas Del Bosque, Inc. farm February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Staff walk to Air Force One at Fresno Yosemite International Airport February 14, 2014 in Fresno, California. US President Barack Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sign over a highway in Glendale, California warns motorists to save water in response to the state's severe drought, February 14, 2014. US President Barack Obama is visiting drought-stricken California today and is expected to announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid to help California recover from the crippling drought that is threatening the state's agriculture industry. Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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    US President Barack Obama (C) speaks to the media on California's drought situation Friday, February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, CA. (Photo credit Wally SKALIJ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US President Barack Obama speaks to the media in addressing California's drought situation on February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, California. Obama met with farmers and ranchers while pledging millions of dollars in federal funds for drought relief projects in California (Wally Skalij- Pool/Getty Images)
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    A secret service agent looks over a farm field as President Barack Obama speaks to the media on California's drought situation on February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, California. Obama met with farmers and ranchers while pledging millions of dollars in federal funds for drought relief projects in California. (Wally Skalij- Pool/Getty Images)
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    A US Marine watches as an Osprey helicopter lands in Los Banos, California Friday, February 14, 2014. US President Barack Obama arrived on Marine 1 to address the drought situation. (Photo credit Wally SKALIJ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A reporter falls to the ground as the wind and dust stir up the area from Marine 1 carrying President Barack Obama on February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, California. Obama met with farmers and ranchers while pledging millions of dollars in federal funds for drought relief projects in California (Wally Skalij- Pool/Getty Images)
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    US President Barack Obama's motorcade passes a farm field in Los Banos, California en route to address the drought situation Friday, February 14, 2014. (Photo credit Wally SKALIJ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    California Governor Jerry Brown (L) and US President Barack Obama (2L) are lead on a tour of Empresas Del Bosque, Inc.'s farm by Joe Del Bosque (2R) and Maria Gloria Del Bosque February 14, 2014 in Los Banos, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A member of the White House staff walks to an Osprey aircraft at Fresno Yosemite International Airport February 14, 2014 in Fresno, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    White House staff walk from Osprey aircraft before US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)