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Delayed by debate, Obamas finally mark 20th wedding anniversary

Published on Oct 7, 2012 11:27 AM
 
The view outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown where US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are eating dinner at Bourbon Steak on Oct 6, 2012 in Washington. US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama finally celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Saturday - a romantic night on the town that came three days late after being pre-empted by a high-stakes presidential debate. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama finally celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Saturday - a romantic night on the town that came three days late after being pre-empted by a high-stakes presidential debate.

The first couple marked the occasion with a dinner for two at the Bourbon Steak restaurant in the Four Seasons hotel in Washington's upscale Georgetown section.

A month before the Nov 6 Election Day, Mr Obama took a rare day off from the campaign trail after a hectic schedule of rallies in the wake of Wednesday's first debate in Denver, where the Democratic president was widely judged the loser against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Addressing his wife in the audience that night, Mr Obama said he became the "luckiest man on Earth" when she agreed to marry him two decades earlier.

 
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