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Obama arrives in Washington area


ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama has landed in the Washington area, setting up a final march toward his Jan. 20 inauguration.

Obama landed Sunday evening at Andrews Air Force Base before heading for his temporary home at the Hay-Adams Hotel across from the White House. His wife and two young daughters made the same trip from Chicago on Saturday.

Obama landed at the military base aboard a government 757 typically used by vice presidents, first ladies and congressional leaders.

The Air Force base will be his new home airport; presidential plane Air Force One is housed at the Maryland installation.

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