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Obama Summons Marines For Umbrellas During Press Conference

05/16/2013 01:38 pm ET

Things got awkward during President Barack Obama's joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan on Thursday.

While addressing the recent IRS scandal, Obama noticed a change in weather and summoned Marines with umbrellas to shield them during the drizzle. Obama noted that while he has a change of clothes, the Turkish prime minister may not.

Almost immediately, two Marines armed with umbrellas stood readily by Obama and Erdogan's side.

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(Photo: Getty Images)

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