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Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
Monday 10 December 2012
Barack Obama and his family get into the festive spirit at the annual Christmas in Washington concert. The President said he welcomed the chance "to spread some joy and sing along with artists who have much better voices than we do".
Sunday's event raised funds for the Children's National Medical Centre, and Mr Obama presented books to four of its former patients who were dressed as elves.
The most notable guest was the South Korean rapper Psy, who apologised last week for a 2004 song in which he spoke of killing US troops. Psy said the track, "Dear America", was his "deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq".
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