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‘Super’ Seahawks meet the President

‘Super’ Seahawks meet the President

SUPER BOWL CHAMPS:President Barack Obama holds up a '12th man' banner for a group photo as he welcomes the NFL Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks football team to the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Photo: Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

President Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House on Wednesday to congratulate them and their fans on a triumphant season. The Seahawks scored the team’s first Super Bowl victory in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8.

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