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06/22/2012 02:46 pm ET

President Obama Visits NYC: Behind Security And Preparation (VIDEO)

From ensnarling traffic headaches to calamitous wine shortages in the West Village, President Obama's visits to New York are known to cause quite the excitement around town.

A new video from The New York Times documents the extensive planning that goes into such a presidential visit, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes action to why airspace gets closed, streets are shut down, and the multi-agency frenzy that is involved for just a single day.

With all roads leading to November's big election, the president is sure to visit the city again for multiple fundraising events. So the next time you're stuck in traffic, recall the huge effort it takes to ensure most everything else runs quite smoothly.

Check out photos from Obama's last visit to NYC on June 14:

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President Obama Visits 1 WTC

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