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President Barack Obama given stitches for cut lip

US President Barack Obama has been given 12 stitches after he was hit in the lip during a basketball game.

Mr Obama was inadvertently struck by someone's elbow during the game at Fort McNair on Friday morning. He was treated in the doctor's office of the White House.

The president was later seen through a window holding what appeared to be an ice pack to his lip.

  • 26 Nov 2010
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