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West Point graduation 2012

Cadets of The United States Military Academy prepare

Cadets of The United States Military Academy prepare to take their seats for a graduation and commissioning ceremony May 26, 2012, at West Point. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the approximately 1,000 members of the Class of 2012 who received bachelor of science degrees and were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. (May 26, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the commencement address during the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Cadets throw their hats in the air to
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Cadets throw their hats in the air to conclude a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Kaitlyn Kelly, center, reacts after a graduation and
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Kaitlyn Kelly, center, reacts after a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. At West Point, the alumni gay advocacy group Knights Out was able to hold the first installment in March of what is intended to be an annual dinner in recognition of gay and lesbian graduates and cadets. Kelly was among the dozens of cadets who attended the privately sponsored dinner. The 22-year-old Chicago resident was finally able to openly introduce her civilian girlfriend at an event marking 100 days before graduation. (May 26, 2012)

Kaitlyn Kelly, 22, of Chicago, reacts after receiving
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Kaitlyn Kelly, 22, of Chicago, reacts after receiving her diploma during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. At West Point, the alumni gay advocacy group Knights Out was able to hold the first installment in March of what is intended to be an annual dinner in recognition of gay and lesbian graduates and cadets. Kelly was among the dozens of cadets who attended the privately sponsored dinner. (May 26, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Lt. Gen.
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Lt. Gen. David Huntoon Jr., superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, stand during the national anthem before the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden presents a diploma to
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Vice President Joe Biden presents a diploma to valedictorian Alexander George Pagoulatos during the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden arrives to deliver the
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Vice President Joe Biden arrives to deliver the commencement address during the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address
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Vice President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address during the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Cadets react after the 2012 graduation and commissioning
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Cadets react after the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy embrace at
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Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy embrace at the end off the commencement ceremony May 26, 2012, at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

Cadets of The United States Military Academy prepare
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Cadets of The United States Military Academy prepare to take their seats for a graduation and commissioning ceremony May 26, 2012, at West Point. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the approximately 1,000 members of the Class of 2012 who received bachelor of science degrees and were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. (May 26, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden greets a graduate as
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Vice President Joe Biden greets a graduate as he hands her a diploma after his address to graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

United States Military Academy cadets prepare to take
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United States Military Academy cadets prepare to take their seats for the 2012 graduation and commissioning ceremony at West Point. (May 26, 2012)

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