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State of the Union 2016

Updated 10:08 PM ET, Tue January 12, 2016
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President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, January 12. Evan Vucci/AP
Obama speaks to the joint session. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama reads from the text of his State of the Union address. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan listen as Obama delivers his address. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Biden points at Obama during the State of the Union. Evan Vucci/AP
Members of Congress, including Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, center, listen. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Obama gives copies of his speech to Biden and Ryan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
First lady Michelle Obama sits beside an empty chair as her husband speaks. The chair represents the victims of gun violence in America. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Obama gestures to an attendee as he arrives. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, center, claps as people enter the chamber. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Obama greets former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Susan Walsh/AP
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Sonia Sotomayor wait for Obama to arrive. Evan Vucci/AP
Tuesday's address before a packed House chamber marked the debut of new House Speaker Ryan -- a longtime Obama rival -- on the platform alongside Vice President Biden.
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Kim Davis, center, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, arrives before the speech. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives prior to the speech. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Rubio takes a selfie with Sen. Lisa Murkowski before the State of the Union. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images