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Obama shows comedic side at dinner

COMMANDER-IN-COMEDY:Few were left unscathed after US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim at his opponents and the media at the correspondents’ dinner

AFP, WASHINGTON

The highlight of the dinner is the jokey address from the president, who often uses his own political star-power to outdo the comedian that is annually hired to roast the press, and sometimes the commander-in-chief.

Sometimes, the president has to show restraint. In 2011, Obama laughed along with a joke about Osama bin Laden, in the knowledge that a top secret raid to kill the al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan was hours from beginning.

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