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President Obama tackles first day

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US President Barack Obama is to begin his first full working day as leader in the midst of an economic crisis, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Within hours of his inauguration, he had ordered a temporary halt to military trials for terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Adam Brookes reports from Washington.

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