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Not every celebrity who visits Washington D.C. is deemed worthy enough for an audience with the President, but Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were able to meet with President Barack Obama inside the Oval Office on Wednesday.
Hollywood's "First Couple," who were in the nation's capital for the D.C. premiere of Jolie's Bosnian war-crimes drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, were escorted into the White House for a brief meeting before the POTUS headed for a trip to Chicago.
Of course, Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 48, are no ordinary stars -- they're international humanitarians. And it was in that capacity that they were granted the visit with the President, whom Pitt first met in 2009 to talk about the rebuilding effort in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
The White House confirmed that Pitt and Jolie were in town to screen Jolie's film at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and dropped by so the President could discuss Jolie's ongoing "work on preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women."
Jolie's new film, which is up for a best foreign language film Golden Globe, is yet another example of her mission to bring about genocide awareness.
"I set out to do this film because of my frustrations of lack of intervention," she told NPR. "Having spent 10 years traveling the world and visiting with people in post-conflict situations and being very frustrated and often thinking, God, if this would have ended this much sooner or if this could have been prevented, this society would not be this broken."