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President Obama Celebrates 55th Birthday

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President Barack Obama is welcomed by the Young African Leaders Initiative as they shout "happy birthday," in Washington, Aug. 3, 2016.

President Barack Obama is welcomed by the Young African Leaders Initiative as they shout "happy birthday," in Washington, Aug. 3, 2016.

President Barack Obama received a number of tweets Thursday for his 55th birthday.

Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a photograph of himself with his boss with them both wearing friendship bracelets. Biden wrote "A brother to me, a best friend forever."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted a picture of herself laughing with Obama.

Former president Bill Clinton tweeted he "would've sent real balloons, but we used them all last week," along with a photo of balloons at the Democratic Convention.

Obama celebrated his birthday with his family at a local Georgetown waterfront restaurant. Earlier in the day, his wife Michelle tweeted "55 years young and that smile still gets me every single day."

The Obamas go on vacation Saturday. Some of that time will be spent on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts where younger daughter Sasha has been working at a seafood restaurant.

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