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Obama begins July 4th celebration at Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is helping the nation celebrate its birthday and his daughter Malia celebrate hers.

The president is to fly Friday morning to Camp David, Md., for the first part of the first family's Fourth of July celebration, including daughter Malia's 11th birthday on Saturday.

About 20 of her tween-age friends will be on hand for the festivities. In an interview with The Associated Press, the president was bemused at the thought of being surrounded by so many girls. As he put it, "It's a little intimidating."

The first family returns to the White House by Friday evening to host 1,200 military families for a Fourth of July barbecue on the South Lawn of the White House.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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