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Debt Ceiling Deal: Behind-The-Scenes White House Photos

First Posted: 08/02/11 06:57 PM ET   Updated: 10/02/11 06:12 AM ET

President Barack Obama brought an end to the heated debt ceiling debate Tuesday, signing a bill -- passed easily by the Senate earlier in the day -- that allowed the debt limit to be raised just hours before the country was set to begin defaulting on its debts.

Official White House photographer Pete Souza chronicled the process throughout the last month, snapping behind-the-scenes photos of the various stages of negotiations. Take a look at the gallery below and vote on your favorite picture.


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