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Week in Politics: September 14 - 21

Updated 9:20 AM ET, Sat September 22, 2012
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President Barack Obama arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Thursday, September 13. Obama returned to Washington after a two-day campaign trip with events in Nevada and Colorado. See more of CNN's best photography. AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion on Wednesday, September 19, in Miami. Getty Images
Supporters wait for Romney to speak at a campaign rally at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
A crew member opens the door to Air Force One after the jet arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose for a photograph with members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House on Friday in Washington. The U.S. team brought home 104 medals, 46 of them gold, from the Games in London. Getty Images
Olympic swimming silver medalist Jimmy Feigen, left, is greeted by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the South Lawn to welcome the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams on Friday. Getty Images
U.S. Marines stand around a casket during the transfer of remains ceremony marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans killed in an attack this week in Benghazi, Libya, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Friday. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens died along with three other Americans in the assault on the consular building in Benghazi on September 11. AFP/Getty Images
Four hearses carrying caskets leave the hangar during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony for the return of the four Libyan embassy employees on Friday at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Getty Images
Intern Chris Jobson of the Senate Democratic Media Center signs the condolence book for Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens at the U.S. Capitol on Friday in Washington. Getty Images
Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi, center, is presented with a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal by Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, second left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, look on during a presentation ceremony at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington. Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the medal for her leadership and commitment to human rights and for promoting freedom, peace and democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Getty Images
Obama and David Letterman speak during a break in the taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Tuesday in New York. AFP/Getty Images
Romney boards his plane in Cleveland before taking off for Boston on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
Attendees sing the National Anthem during The Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit on Friday in Washington. The summit is an annual political conference for U.S. social conservative activists and elected officials. AFP/Getty Images
A native of Lebanon, Mirna Mumm uses a U.S. flag to hold her hair in place after becoming one of 215 new citizens during a ceremony at the National Archives on Monday in Washington. The ceremony was held on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Getty Images
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan arrives on stage to address The Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
NYPD arrests protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street as they attempt to form a "Peoples Wall" to block Wall Street on the one-year anniversary of Occupy on Monday in New York. Getty Images
From left to right: Mitt Romney, his wife Ann, and son Tagg watch one of Tagg's sons play soccer in Belmont, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Getty Images
Supporters cheer as they listen to Romney speak during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion on Wednesday in Miami. See more of CNN's best photography. Getty Images