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Photos: Obama Speaks at Coast Guard Academy Commencement

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., warning that climate change threatens security and military readiness. As our colleague Angela Greiling Keane reports, “It is a tradition for the president to deliver the commencement at a military academy each year, and the Coast Guard address is one of only two graduation speeches for Obama this year. The other was to a community college in South Dakota.” Here are scenes from the day.

  1. See you later
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    See you later

    President Barack Obama waves to a crowd as he walks toward Marine One on May 20, 2015, in Washington.

  2. Standing guard
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    Standing guard

    Members of the U.S. Secret Service keep watch as Obama delivers the keynote address at the Coast Guard Academy.

  3. Big day
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    Big day

    Cadets enter the field before Obama delivers the keynote address.

  4. He's here
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    He's here

    Obama arrives to deliver the keynote address.

  5. Say cheese
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    Say cheese

    Obama poses with a Coast Guard cadet during the commencement exercises.