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Jersey Shore reunion for Obama, Christie

Published 2037 GMT (0437 HKT) May 28, 2013
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President Barack Obama greets New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 28. "Down the shore, everything's all right," Obama declared on his return to the New Jersey coast seven months after Superstorm Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage there. View photos of the Jersey Shore reopening this weekend and Obama's visit to New Jersey in October. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Crowds listen to Obama along the rain-soaked boardwalk in Asbury Park. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Obama addresses the crowd in Asbury Park on May 28. "After all you've dealt with, after all you've been through, the Jersey Shore is back," the president said to cheers. JASON REED/Reuters/Landov
People gather to listen to Obama's speech. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Christie introduces Obama on May 28. "New Jersey is more important, our citizens' lives are more important than any type of politics at all," he said. The Republican governor was criticized last year when, at the height of the 2012 presidential campaign, he appeared with Obama after the storm and praised the Democratic president's response. JASON REED/Reuters/Landov
Obama shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking in Asbury Park on May 28. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Christie and Obama walk on the boardwalk at Point Pleasant in New Jersey on May 28. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov
Obama holds up a stuffed bear after playing an arcade game along the Point Pleasant boardwalk. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama and Christie pose for photos along the boardwalk in Point Pleasant as they view rebuilding efforts. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama greets the crowd upon his arrival at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on May 28. JASON REED/Reuters/LANDOV
A person rides a bike down a new section of the boardwalk in Asbury Park before Obama's speech. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Christie greets Obama on May 28 after Air Force One landed at McGuire Air Force Base. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images