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July 4th festivities aren't just for the common folk!
President Obama and his fam celebrated Independence Day just like the rest of us -- he fired up the BBQ and hung out in his backyard.
The Prez first addressed our honorable serviceman, speaking from a balcony with 22 armed forces members behind him and his family by his side. He thanked the military and acknowledged that the day was special for their family in other ways,as well -- as it was First Daughter Malia's 11th birthday.
"When she was young, I used to say that all these fireworks were for her. I'm not sure she buys that" now, the Prez smiled.
So, what's a White House BBQ bash like?
Well, pretty much like yours -- except bigger. Hot dogs and hamburgers, volleyball, face-painting, ice cream -- all the good stuff. And, for entertainment, The White House even streamed the evening's USO concert, featuring the Foo Fighters, Michelle Branch and Jimmy Fallon, on its Web site.