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Obama thanks US troops on 4th of July

Soldiers listen to a message from US President Barack Obama at the US base in Bagram, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2013. Obama thanked members of the American military both at home and serving abroad as he marked Independence Day.US President Barack Obama thanked members of the American military both at home and serving abroad as he marked Independence Day on Thursday. He said that 237 years ago American colonists declared independence from Britain and waged a revolution to achieve it, a bold thing he called "nearly unthinkable," and that few thought they would prevail.